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Full text of "Constitution and playing rules of the National league and American association of professional base ball clubs"

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CONSTITUTION 



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Playing Rules 



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NATIONAL LEAGUE 



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AMERICAN ASSOCIATION 



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Professional Base Ball Clubs 



OIIICIAL PUBLIC ATlO\ 



by A. G. SPALDING & BK< >S. 
Madison Street, Chicago. 241 Broadway, New York 

1032 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia 



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CONSTITUTION 

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Jlational League and American Association 

OF 

PROFESSIONAL BASE BALL CLUBS. 
1894. 



Section i. (i) This association shall be called " The 
"National League and American Association of Profes- 
sional Base Hall Clubs." 

OBJECTS. 

Sec. 2. The objects of this League are: 

i ii To perpetuate base ball as the national game of the 
United States, and to surround it with such safeguards as 
to warrant for the future absolute public confidence in its 
integrity and methods. 

(2) To protect and promote the mutual interests of pro- 
ional base ball clubs and professional base ball players, 

and 

(3) To establish and regulate the base ball championship 
the United States. 

MEMBERSHIP. 
Sec. 3. This League shall consist of twelve clubs {the 
in, in Iters hip of which shall not be increased or dimin, 
for a period of ten years) located in the following named 
cities: to wit, Boston, New York. Brooklyn. Philadelphia, 
Baltimore, Washington, Pittsburg, Cincinnati, St. Louis, 
Louisville, Cleveland and Chicago, or such other cl t ; 1 ■ 
may, from time to time, be elected to membership as may 
be hereinafter provided for, but in no event shall there be 
more than one club in any city. 

WITHDRAWAL FROM MEMBERSHIP. 

4- Any club member of this League finding itself 
unable to meet the obligations it has assumed shall have 



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the right to ask the League for permission to dispose of its 
rights and franchises as a member of this League to some 
city or organization. In the event of this League 
giving its consent to the acceptance of such city or organiza- 
tion to membership, such club member shall be admitted to 
membership, providing said club shall assume, together 
with the rights and franchises of said retiring club, all the 
liabilities, responsibilities and obligations entered into by said 
retiring club as a member of this League. Provided, how- 
ever, and it must be so understood by the retiring and the 
new member, that the retiring club shall not be relieved of 
released from any contracts, responsibilities or obligations 
entered into by it to this League until all of said contracts, 
responsibilities and obligations have been fully paid and 
determined by the club accepting its membership, rights, 
franchises, etc. 

ADMISSION TO MEMBERSHIP. 

Sec. 5. No club shall be admitted unless it shall first 
have delivered to the secretary of the League a written 
application for membership, signed by its president and 

tftry, accompanied by documents showing that such 
club bears the name of the city in which it is located, and 
that it is regularly organized and officered, and, where the 
Slate law permits it, chartered. Such application shall at 
once be transmitted by the secretary to the Board of Direc- 

who shall immediately investigate and report upon 
said application, said report to be communicated to the 
League through the secretary. 

. 6, The voting upon an application for membership 
shall be by ballot, a three-fourths vote being requisite for 
election. 

IN REGARD TO VACANCIES. 

Sec. 7. In case a vacancy occurs, in the membership of 
this organization during the championship season the presi- 
dent shall nominate to all the clubs all applicants for mem- 
bership, and the vote thereon may be taken by tell 
mail, as occasion may require, and a majority or all the 
clubs will be required to admit any applicant to member- 
ship. Such membership, however, shall continue only until 
the next annual meeting, but such club shall be subject to 
all the rules and requirements of this organization. 

TERMINATION 01 MEMBERSHIP. 

Sec. S. The membership of any club may be termi- 
nated — 



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(i) By resignation duly accepted by a three-fourths vote 
of all the clubs in meeting duly convened, as provided in 
Sec. 4. 

(2) Failure to present its nine at the time and place 
agreed upon to play any championship game, unless caused 
bv unavoidable accident in traveling. 

'(3) Allowing open betting or poo] selling upon its grounds 
or in any building owned or occupied by it. 

(4) Playing any game of ball with a club that is disquali- 
fied or ineligible under this constitution. 

(5) Offering, agreeing, conspiring or attempting to lose 
any game of ball, or failing to immediately expel any player 
who shall be proven guilty of offering, agreeing, conspiring 
or attempting to lose any game of ball, or of being interested 
in any pool or wager thereon. 

(6) Disbandment of its organization or team during the 
championship season. 

(7) Failing or refusing to fulfil its contractual obligations. 

(8) Failing or refusing to comply with any lawful require- 
ment of the Board of Directors. 

(9) Willfully violating any provision <>f this constitution 
or the legislation or playing rules made in pursuance thereof. 

THE EXPULSION OF CL1 BS. 

Sec. 9. To carry into effect the provisions of Sec. 8 of 
this constitution, the facts in any case covered by such sec- 
tion must be reported to the secretary of the League, who 
shall at once notify, by mail or telegraph, the party charged 
with the specified default or offense, inquiring whether any 
dispute exists as to the facts alleged. In rase the facts are 
disputed, the Board shall, after due notice, try the case 
under such regulations as they may prescribe, and their 
finding shall be final and conclusive on all parties except in 
case of expulsion, when such finding shall be forwarded \>> 
each club, which shall transmit to the secretary written 
ballots "For Expulsion" or " Against Expulsion;" and if 

all clubs vote- " For Expulsion" the secretary shall notify 
all clubs of the forfeiture of membership of the party charged. 
1 1 i ami ASSESSMENTS. 
Sec. 10. (1) Each club shall pay 1., the secretary on or 
before the 1st day of April of each year the sum of one hun- 
dred dollars as annual dues; and such other sums as from 
time to time may tie assessed for the payment of salaries of 
officers and umpires ami ther expenses as may be 

incurred by order of this League or '.he Board of Directors. 
Also all fines and penalties imposed by said League or its 



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Board of Directors upon a club or upon any club officer, 
player, manager, scorer, or other employee when so levied 
and imposed by virtue of and in accordance with the provi- 
sions of this constitution and the playing rules of this League. 

THE IMPOSING 01' FINES. 
(2) Upon conviction of any of the offenses prescribed in 
Sec. 8, as causes for expulsion, the Board of Directors may, 
in the first instance, as a preliminary to, or in lieu of expul- 
sion, impose such a fine as is in their judgment commensurate 
with the injury; which fine mav include a penalty payable 
to any other club or clubs, as an equivalent for damages 
sustained for such violation of this constitution, or of the 
legislation or contracts made in pursuance thereof. 

OFFICERS. 

Sec. ii. At its annual meeting the League shall elect a 
president, secretary, treasurer and Board of Directors. The 
president shall be ex-officio chairman of the Board of Direc- 
tors. He shall report to the Board of Directors any 
violations of the provisions of this constitution that may 
come to his knowledge. He shall be the sole interpreter of 
the playing rules during the championship season. He 
shall preside at all the meetings of the League, and at the 
annual meeting of the League, shall act as a schedule 
committee. 

Should the office of president become vacant by death, 
resignation or removal, the Board of Directors shall within 
thirty days elect a president. 

Sec. 12". The Board of Directors shall consist of the 
president and six other members, to be chosen at the annual 
meeting by ballot, three of whom shall represent the Eastern 
clubs and three the Western clubs. 

QUALIFICATIONS OF OFFICERS. 

Sec 13. No person shall be qualified to act as director 
who is not an actual member of the club he represents, nor 
shall any club, under any circumstances, be represented by 
more than one person on the Board. 

DUTIES OF THE BOARD 01 DIRECTORS. 

Sec. 14. The Board shall have the general supervision 
and management of all affairs and business of the League, 
and shall be individually answerable to the League for the 
faithful discharge of their trust 

Sec. 15. The Board shall meet annually on the morning 
of the first Wednesday after the second Tuesday in Xovem- 



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ber, at 9 o'clock, at the place where the annual meeting of 
the League is to be held, but may hold special meetings 
whenever urgent necessity may require. 

Sec. 16. The Board shall prepare a detailed report of all 
their doings, and present the same in writing to the League 
at its annual meeting, which report shall, if accepted, be 
filed with the secretary, together with all official papers, 
documents and property which may have come into their 
possession by virtue of their office. 

VACANCY IN THE BOARD. 

Sec. 17. In case of vacancy in the Board by reason of the 
death, resignation, absence or disqualification of any direc- 
tor the club of which he was a member at the time he was 
chosen shall designate his successor, and at once notify the 
secretary. But if such vacancy is caused by the withdrawal, 
disbanding or disqualification of a club represented on the 
Board, the Board may fill the vacancy by election in the 
same manner as provided for the election of directors in 
Sec. 12. 

THE SECRETARY'S DUTIES. 

Sec 18. The secretary shall be the treasurer of the 
League and as such shall be the custodian of all funds of 
the League ; receive all dues, fees and assessments, make 
such payments as shall be ordered by the Board, or by the 
vote of the League, and render annually a report of his 
accounts, and shall give such bond, with approved sureties, 
as the Board may require. 

Sir. 19. The secretary shall have the custody and care 
of the official records and papers of the League ; shall keep 
a true record of all meetings of the League and the Board; 
shall issue all official notices, and attend to the necessary 
correspondence; he shall prepare and furnish such reports 
as may be called for by the Board, and shall be entitled to 
such books, stationery, blanks and materials as the actual 
duties of his office may require. 

Sec. 20. The secretary shall keep a record of all infrac- 
tions of the rules and regulations of the League that may 
come under his notice, and shall make a report on the same 
to the Board at its next meeting. 

Sec. 21. The secretary shall receive such salary as the 
Board, by vote, shall determine, and shall be reimbursed 
ill traveling expenses actually incurred by him in the 
service of the League; and the Board may exact from him 
such guarantees for the faithful performance of his duties 
as they would deem for the interest and safety of the 



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League. At the expiration of his term of office he shall 
account for and deliver up to the Board all the property and 
papers which may have come into his hands^ by virtue of 
his office. 

LAWS GOVERNING EMPLOYES. 

INDIVIDUAL CLUB CONTROL. 

Sec. 22. Each club belonging to this Leauge shall have 
the right to regulate its own affairs, to establish its own 
rules, and to discipline, punish, suspend or expel its own 
manager, players or other employes, and these powers shall 
not be limited to cases of dishonest play or open insubordi- 
nation, but shall include all questions of carelessness, indif- 
ference, or other conduc t of the player that may be regarded 
by the club as prejudicial to its interests; not in conflict 
with any provision of this Constitution; or the Playing 
Rules of this League. 

CLUII TERRITORIAL RIGHTS. 

Sec. 23. Every club of this League shall have exclusive 
control of the city in which it is located ami of the territory 
surrounding such city, to the extent of five miles in every 
direction from its corporate limits, and no visiting League 
club shall, under any circumstances, except with the con- 
sent of the local League club, until all League champion- 
ship games on that ground shall have been finished, be 
allowed to play any club in such territory other than the 
League club therein located, nor shall a visiting League 
play any game in April with any non-League club 
within said live miles from the corporate limits of the city 
in which the League club is located, without the consent of 
the local League club. 

MODE OF CONTRACT. 
SEC. 24. Contracts between a club and its players may be 
either by telegram or writing, to be followed within thirty 
days thereafter by a contract in the form approved and pro- 
mulgated by the secretary, to all the clubs. 

ON RESERVATION OF PI AVKRS. 
. 25. Each club a member of this League shall be 
entitled to the right of reservation. On or before the 10th 
day of < tetober in each year each club shall transmit to the 
secretary a reserve list of players whose services it desires 
to retain, not exceeding fourteen in number then under con- 
tract to said club for the current or for any succeeding season 



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or seasons, and in addition thereo the names of such players 
reserved in any prior annual list who have refused to con- 
tract with said club. Such players, together with all others 
thereafter to be regularly contracted with, shall be ineligible 
to contract with any other club of this League except as 
hereinafter provided. No club shall have the right to 
reserve any player when in arrears of salary to him. The 
secretary shall duly promulgate such lists. 

MAKING CONTRACTS. 

Sec. 26. All contracts between clubs of this League and 
individual players shall be made through the secretary, or 
his duly authorized agent. This League shall adopt such 
form of contract as it may deem best for the protection of 
the rights of the parties thereto. All contracts must be 
approved by the secretary, and duly promulgated by him. 
Provided-, clubs belonging to this League may contract with 
players for anv period of time that may be mutually agreed 
upon. Provided, that no club shall at any time enter into 
negotiation or contract with any player under contract, 
agreement or reservation with or by any other club, with- 
out the latter's consent. 

EXPULSION or PLAYERS, 
Sec. 27. Any player, while under contract with or reser- 
vation by a League club, who shall, without the consent of 
such club, enter the service of any other club in any capa- 
city, shall be liable to expulsion by said League club. 
Whenever a club releases a manager or player without 
notice, or gives him ten days' notice of release in 'accord- 
ance with the terms of his contract, and whenever it sus- 
pends or expels a manager or player, that club shall at once 
notify the secretary of this League, stating, in case of 
release, the (late when the same takes effect, and in case of 
suspension or expulsion, the cause thereof. 

NEGOTIATING FOE SERVll 

.28. No player, without the consent of the club with 
which he is under contract or reservation, shall enter into 

>ns with any other club for future servii 
such consent be obtained, a player may neg< or his 

release, and offer a money consideration therefor, which 
may be accepted by the said releasing 1 

BFPR' 1 01 1 i.i-ii DISBANDMENT. 
29. The disbandment of a League club or its with- 
drawal from or loss of League membership shall operate as 



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a release of its players from contract and reservation with 
said club, but the right to contract with and reserve said 
players shall be subject to transfer to such other club as the 
League may designate after acceptance of their said 
services. 

ON SUSPENSION OF PLAYERS. 

Sec. 30. No manager or player who has been suspended 
or expelled from a League club shall at any time thereafter 
be allowed to play with or serve in any capacity any League 
club (either the one expelling him or any other) unless the 
term of suspension by the club has expired, or, upon his 
appeal to this League, such expulsion or suspension shall 
have been set aside. 

PLAYING WITH OUTSIDE CLUBS. 

Sbc. 31. No game of base ball shall be played between a 
League club and any other club that has been expelled from 
membership in this League. No game of ball shall be 
played between a League club and any other club employ- 
ing or presenting in its nine a player expelled or under sus- 
pension from the League or otherwise rendered ineligible by 
this League or a club member thereof. A violation of this 
section shall forfeit the game in favor of the non-offending 
club, and subject it to such fine as the Board of Directors 
may impose. 

"CROOKEDNESS" AND ITS PENALTIES. 

Sec. 32. Any person who shall be proven guilty of offer- 
ing, agreeing, conspiring or attempting to cause any game 
of ball to result otherwise than on its merits under the play- 
ing rules, or who, while acting as umpire, shall violate any 
provision of the Constitution, or Of the Playing Rules 
adopted hereunder, may be forever disqualified by the 
president of tlie League from acting as umpire, utan- 
<*jf"*« player or in any oilier capacity in any game of 
ball participated in by a League club. 



THE UMPIRE AND HIS DUTIES. 

THE STAFF OF UMPIRES. 

Sec. 33. A staff of League umpires shall be selected by 
the secretary before the opening of the regular season. 

(1) They shall be paid such salaries and allowed such 
expenses as may be mutually agreed upon by contract 
between them and the secretary of the League, subject to 
the approval of the Board of Directors of the League. 



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(2) They shall be under the sole control and direction of 
the secretary, from whom they will receive all assignments 
to duty and all instructions regarding the interpretation of 
the playing rules, and the secretary shall prescribe a proper 
uniform for them, all parts of which shall be worn while 
officiating as umpire. 

THEIR DUTIES. 

(3) In the event of the failure of an umpire to umpire a 
game assigned to him, it shall be the duty of the secretary 
to provide a substitute to umpire such game, and in such 
case there shall be deducted from the next annual payment 
to the League umpire the sum of twelve dollars for each 
game assigned to him, which for any reason he shall have 
failed to umpire. 

(4) It shall be the duty of each League club to accept as 
umpire for any championship game such League umpire or 
substitute as the secretary shall assign to such game, and 
only in the event of the failure of the League umpire or 
substitute so assigned to appear at the hour appointed for 
the beginning of such game, shall the duty devolve upon the 
home club to designate an umpire for such game. 

THEIR REMOVAL. 

(5) Any League umpire shall be subject to removal by 
the secretary at anytime, and in the event of the resigna- 
tion, removal or expulsion of any League umpire the sec- 
retary shall have power to appoint a suitable person to till 
the vacancy thus created. 

CAUSE FOR EXPULSION. 

Sec. 34. Any League umpire who shall in the judgment 
of the president of the League be guilty of ungentlemanly 
conduct, or of selling or offering to sell a game of which he 
is umpire, shall thereupon be removed from his official 
capacity and placed under the same disabilities inflicted 
upon expelled players hy the constitution of this League. 

SETTLEMENT OF CLUB DISPUTES. 

the governing tribunal. 
Sec. 35. The Board of Directors shall be the sole tribunal 
to determine disputes between clubs; the facts to be sub- 
mitted, and the dispute adjudicated under such regulations 
as the Board shall prescribe in each case. The finding of 
the Board shall be final, and under no circumstances shall 
be reconsidered, reopened or inquired into, either by the 
League or any subsequent Board. 



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THE GOVERNING POWER. 

Sec 36. The Board shall at once consider any complaint 
preferred by a club against a manager or player of another 
club (prior to the expiration of the championship season) for 
conduct in violation of any provision of this constitution, 
or prejudicial to the good repute of the game of base ball, 
and shall have power to require the club to which such 
player or manager may belong to discipline him, and upon 
repetition of such offense to expel him. Provided, that 
such complaint be preferred in writing, giving such particu- 
lars as may enable the Board to ascertain all the facts, and 
be transmitted to the secretary by whom it shall at once be 
referred to the Board. 

ADJUDICATING COMPLAINTS KY PLAYERS. 

Sec. 37. In case a player under contract with a League 
club, shall during a current season prefer a complaint in 
writing to the secretary of the League against such club, 
alleging that such club is in arrears to him for salary for 
more than fifteen days after such salary became due on 
account of such contract, the secretary shall at once trans- 
mit to the said club a copy of such complaint, and require 
an answer thereto On receipt of such answer, or if one 
week shall have elapsed without the receipt of an answer, 
the secretary shad refer the paper in the case to the Board 
■ i rectors through its chairman, and should the Board 
find the player's complaint sustained, they shall require 
the club, under penalty of forfeiture of its membership, to 
pay to the player forthwith the full amount ascertained to 
be due him. Provided, I bat should the player refuse to 
serve the club pending action by the Board on his complaint 
he will thereby forfeit the benefits of the award, and in 
such case the Board shall revoke his award. 

THE COURT OF APPEAL. 

Sec. 38. The Board shall also be the sole tribunal for the 
hearing of an appeal made by any person who shall have 
been exp.dled, suspended or disciplined by his club. The 
matter shall be proceeded with in the following manner: 
Such person shall, within thirty days after the date of the 
expulsion, suspension or discipline, file with the secretary 
a written statement of his defense, accompanied by a 
request that an appeal be allowed him. The secretary shall 
notify the club of the request lor an appeal, accompanying 
such notice with a copy of the appeal, antl at the next 
annual meeting, the club, by its duly authorized represcnta- 



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tive, and the appellant in person, by attorney, or by written 
statement, shall appear before the Board with their testi- 
mony. The Board shall impartially hear the matter and 
render their decision, which shall be final and forever bind- 
ing on both club and player. 

Sic 39. No director shall sit in the trial of a cause in 
which his club is interested. 

Sec. 40. Any expense of trials or arbitrations shall be 
borne equally by the parties to the controversy. 

ADOPTING PLAYING RULES. 

Sec, 41. This League shall adopt such playing rules as 
it deems best for the conduct of its business. 



THE CHAMPIONSHIP RULES. 

THE COMPETING CLU1 

Sec. 42. The championship of the United States estab- 
lished by this League shall be contended for yearly by the 
Clubs composing the League. 

DURA1 kin 111 1 HE SEASON. 

Sec. 43. The championship season shall extend from such 
date in April or May to such date in September or October 
as the League may determine at its stated or special 
meeting. 

CHAMPIONSHIP cam 

Sec. 44. Every game played between two clubs from the 

commencement or the championship season to the completion 

of the championship series between such clubs shall be a 

game for the championship, and no League club shall lend 

change players to or with each other for any game 

ed during the championship season. Any violati 

this section shall subject each offender tn a fine of $100. 
NUMBER OF GAMES. 
Sei . 45, Each club shall play twelve or more champion- 
ship games with every other club, but a tie or draw game 
or a game prevented by rain shall be played off on tbesame 
grounds on a succeeding open date within the dates of the 
schedule scries between such clubs, or any succeeding 
series. An open date succeeding any series of games 
between two clubs shall be considered as belonging to and 
within the datesof the preceding series, providing such day 
is not absolutely required by either club to meet its next 
schedule appointment. 



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SPECIAL CHAMPIONSHIP RULES. 

Sec. 46. Each club shall have half of the championship 
series of games with every other'club played on its grounds, 
except as otherwise provided in Sec 45, and in all the details 
of such games that do not involve the rights of the visiting 
club under the playing rules, but relate solely to such games 
as attractive exhibitions to the patrons of the home club, 
the visiting club shall defer to the wishes of the home club, 
provided, nevertheless, that the home club shall not be per- 
mitted to change the usual hour for the commencement of 
scheduled games in its particular city more than thirty (30) 
minutes without first having obtained the consent of the 
visiting club thereto, under a penalty to the visiting club of 
$500. And the visiting club shall furnish to a person 
designated by the home club the batting order of its nine 
by io o'clock on the morning of the day of each game, or 
the evening previous if requested. In case of the failure of 
any visiting club to furnish the batting order of its nine as 
herein stipulated, it shall forfeit the sum of $10, which 
amount shall be immediately transmitted to the secretary 
of the League, upon the receipt oi notice from him of the 
infliction of such fine, which notice shall be given by the 
secretary upon receipt of complaint from the home club. 

It shall be the duty of the home club to furnish the man- 
ager and captain of the visiting club with a list of the batting 
order before the commencement of the game under similar 
penalties for default as herein prescribed. The visiting 
club shall have the right to practice its nine on the grounds 
of the home club between 11 and 12 o'clock a. m. on each 
day of its visit during the championship season. 

THE CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE. 

Sri . 47. All championship games shall be arranged in a 
written schedule prepared by the schedule committee, and 
reported to and adopted by the League by a three-fourths 
vote before the beginning of the championship season. The 
schedule shall provide for an equal number of return games 
and specify the date of each game, and the date of each 
series of games. No date in said schedule shall Sttl 
quently be changed, except (i) by written agreement of two 
clubs from a date fixed by the schedule for a game between 
such clubs to another day prior to the first und subsequent 
to the last date of the same schedule series between such 
clubs; or (2) as provided in Sec. 45; or (3), by the written 
consent of three-fourths of all the League clubs. 

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to a penalty of $1,000. This to apply to the clubs so play- 
ing. Said penalty to be paid within forty-eight hours to the 
treasurer of the National League and American Association, 
or if not so paid to be withheld from any funds to their 
credit in the hands of the treasurer. All games played in 
violation of this section shall not count in the championship 
series. 

THE ADMISSION FEES, 

Sec. 43. The general admission fee to all championship 
games shall be fifty cents (50), but each club shall designate 
a part of its grounds and provide seats thereon the admis- 
sion fee. to which shall be twenty-live (25) cents, and all 
division of percentages shall be made on the basis of fifty 
(50) cents, except as to that part of the grounds the admis- 
sion fee to which is fixed at twenty-five (25) cents, and as to 
such part of said grounds all division of percentage shall be 
on the basis of twenty-five cents. 

RD 01 RECEIPTS, 

, i<). At. the conclusion of each championship game 
the home club shall deliver to the manager of the visiting 

club (and shall transmit by mail to the president of the 
visiting club a duplicate of the same) a statement of the 
receipts of said game which must include all fifty cent and 
all twenty-five cent admissions. Prior to any division of 
the receipts ten per centum thereof shall be deducted to be 

tted in the general fund, and the balance shall tin 
di\ ided on the basis of fifty per centum, and after all debts 
incurred by this League and all current expenses are paid 
and a treasury fundoi (25,000 lias accumulated which shall 
be invested in government bonds the balance shall be equ- 
ally divided monthly among all the clubs. 

THE TURNSTILE C01 NT, 

Sec. 50. The nun: rsons admitted to the grounds 

shall be determined by the use of the necessary number of 
self-registering turnstiles, the arms of which shall extend 
within four inches of a dividing partition, the keys of which 
shall be delivered to the agent of the visiting club before 
the opening grounds for each game; and said agent 

of the visiting club shall have full access to such turnstile, 
and the box of such turnstile shall not be removed until 
after thecloseof the seventh innings, and in case a carriage 
gate is used a ticket for 1 mitted through such 

gate shall at once be delivered to the agent of the visiting 
club. No person shall be admitted tree to the grounds 



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during or prior to such game or the hour appointed there- 
for, excepting only players of contesting clubs, policemen 
in uniform, the umpires and the necessary employes of the 
home club. The visiting club shall have the right to accept 
the turnstile count for each and all games, or to count all 
tickets. Kach club shall be required to use for its business 
a substantial pasteboard ticket, which can be readily counted. 

DIAGRAM O!" GROUNDS. 

Sec. 51. No club shall be allowed to have more than four 
entrances to its grounds except upon holidays, but for all 
such days the visiting club shall be given at least ten days' 
notice of the whole number and location of additional 
entrances ; provided, however, emergency gates may be 
opened by consent of the visiting club if occasion requires. 

STOPPING PLAY TO CATCH TKATNS. 

Sec. 52. On any day when either club is required to leave 
a city to, or in order to reach another city, where it is 
scheduled to play its next game, the home club shall be 
compelled upon proper notice by the visiting club to begin 
the game three hours and a half before the time of the 
departure of the last train by means of which either club 
can reach the next scheduled point in time. And either 
club may leave the field at any time within one hour of said 
train time without forfeiting any rights or privileges, pro- 
vided live innings have been played, and the umpire shall 
be the sole judge of the time. 

GIVING OUT RAIN 'in 
Sec. 53. In the event of a game being stopped by rain 
before completion of five innings, the home club may issue 
rain check-., good for any succeeding game. If rain checks 
are so issued the visiting club shall not be entitled to its 
percentage of receipts; but if rain checks are not issued, 
tile visiting club shall be entitled to its percentage of receipts, 
precisely as if the game had been fully played. 

ON FORFEITED GAMES. 
.54. A club shall be entitled to forfeited games — to 
count in its series as games won by a score of nine runs to 
in case where the umpire in any championship game 
shall award the game to such club on account of the viola- 
tion by the contesting club of any section of this Constitu- 
tion or of any playing rule; and in the event of said forfeiture 
being caused by the withdrawal of the players during the 
progress of the game, or by a failure to report with its team 



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at the time fixed for the game, unless written notice has 
been received from the home club that the game cannot be 
played, then such forfeiting club shall incur a penalty of 
one thousand dollars, which shall be payable to the 
Secretary of the League within ten days thereafter for the 
use and benefit of the non-offending club, but said fine may 
be remitted or modified upon appeal to and a hearing by 
the Board of Directors. 

ON DRAWN GAMES. 

Sec. 55. Drawn, tie and postponed games shall not count 
in the series as games (but any game of not less than five 
innings shall be included in the averages), but must be 
played off, if possible, as provided in Sec. 45. If they can- 
not be played off, as therein provided, they may subse- 
quently be played off, if sufficient time exists before the 
close of the season. 

Double games for one admission shall not be permitted 
until the last schedule series, when they shall be compul- 
sory to the extent of playing off all postponed, tie or drawn 
games. 

WINNING Till-: PENNANT. 

Ski . 56. Tile club which shall have won the greatest 
percentage of games in the championship series, shall be 
declared the champion club of the United States for the 
season in which such games were played. In the event 
that two or moie clubs shall have won the same percentage 
of games, then the Board shall at once arrange a special 
series of three games between any two of such clubs, such 
games to be played at the close of the championship season, 
and the games so played shall be included in the champion- 
ship record, and counted in determining the award of the 
championship. In such case only the provisions of this 
Constitution prohibiting the playing '>r recording as cham- 
pionship games, games playei tie expiration of the 
championship season, shall nave no effect. The emblem of 
hampionship shall be a pennant (of the national colors) 
than one hundred dollai It shall be 
inscribed with the motto, " Champion Base Ball Club of the 

the club and the year in 
which the title was won. and the on club shall be 

entitled to fly the pennant, until the close of the ensuing 
year. 

DING 1111: CHAMPIONSHIP. 

Sec. 57. The championship shall be decided in the fol- 
lowing manner: 






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CONSTITUTION. 



Within twenty-lour hours after every match game played 
for the championship, the home club shall prepare and for- 
ward to the Secretary of the League a statement con tai 
the full score of the game, ac© i ; lie system specified 

in the playing rules, the date, the place where played, the 
names of the clubs, and umpire; provided, that no tie 
or drawn game shall be considered a game for any purpose 
except the averages; and provided, further, that in any 
case where the secretary shall not receive the score of a 
championship game within five days after the playing of 
such game, the club whose duty it is to forward such score 
shall pay to the League the sum of two dollars as the pen- 
alty of such default. 

At the close of the season the secretary shall prepare a 
tabular statement of the games won and lost by each club, 
according to the statement so sent him, which statement 
shall be the sole evidence in the matter, and submit the 
same, with the statements so sent him, to the Board, 
shall make the award in writing and report the same to the 
League at its annual meeting, 

In making the award the Board shall consider: 

(i) The tabular statement of the secretary. 

(2) Forfeited games. 

I lames participated in by clubs which have withdrawn, 
tnded or forfeited their membership without complet- 
ing their championship series with all other League clubs; 
such games shall be counted to the following extent: The 
Board shall ascertain the least number of championship 
lyed by such club witli any club remaining in the 
and shall from the first game participated in dur- 
ing the championship series by such retired club, count in 
the series of each League club a similar number of game>. 
other games participated in by such retired club 
shall not be counted in the championship series. Provide,]. 
that if such retired clnb shall have failed to play at least 
one championship game with every League club, all games 
participated in by it shall be thrown tut entirely. 

ANN : IN'.. 

Sec. 58. The annual meeting of the League shall be held 
on the first Wednesday alter tile second Tuesday in 
November of each year, at 12 o'clock noon, and at such 
places as shall have been determined by a vote at the pre- 
vious annual meeting. 

B REPRESENTATION. 

. 59. At such meeting each club shall be represented 



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and shall be entitled to two representatives, and to have in 
addition thereto any of its officers or ex-officers present at 
such meeting; but no club shall be permitted to send as a 
representative any person under contract or engagement as 
a ball player or manager, and belonging to the nine of said 
club in such capacity. They shall present a certificate 
from tiie president or secretary of their club, showing their 
authority to act, but no club shall have more than one vote. 

THE LEAGUE SESSIONS, 

Sec. 60. This League may, upon a majority vote of its 
members, elect to go into executive session for the transac- 
tion of its business, and during such sessions no club shall 
be entitled to more than two (2) representatives. 

IAI, MEETINGS. 

Ski . 61. Special meetings may be called by the president 
of this League on his own option or on the written call of 
six clubs. 

ORDER OF BUSINESS. 

Sec. 62. A representation of a majority of clubs shall 
constitute a quorum lor the transaction of business, but a 
less number may adjourn from time to time until a quorum 
ibtained. 

Sec. 63. The following shall be the order of business, 
unless suspended by a three-fourths vote of the club 
members: 

1. Reading Minutes of last meeting. 

2. Report of Board of Directors. 

3. Report of Committees. 

4. Election of new members. 

5. Amendment of Constitution, 

6. Amendment of Playing Rules. 

7. Elecl ton of officers. 

8. Miscellaneous business. i p 

9. Adjournment. 

AM KM /Ml 

Sec. 64. (i) The Gonstitutio 'is League maybe 

altered or amended by a three-fourths vote of the League 
ot any annuo! meeting, or by a unanimous vote at any 
other time. Provided, however, that this section and 
lions 3, 8, 48 and 49 shall not be altered or amended except 
by a unanimous vote of this League. 

(2) Any section of this Constitution may be suspended 
or its provision made non-applicable by unanimous vole at 
a League meeting. 






N ATION AL AG KKEM IN 1 . 



NATIONAL AGREEMENT OF PROFESSIONAL 
BASE BALL ASSOCIATIONS. 

This Agreement between the National League and 
American Association of Professional Base Ball Clubs, 
hereinafter designated as the party of the first part, such 
eligible professional base ball associations as shall, with 
the assent of the National Board of Professional Base Ball 
Associations, be admitted to Class A and become signatory 
parties hereto— hereinafter designated as the parties of the 
second part, and such other eligible professional base ball 
associations as shall, with the assent of said National Board, 
be admitted to Class B and become signatory parties 
hereto — hereinafter designated as parties of the third part. 
Witnesseth, That 

i. This instrument shall be called the National Agree- 
ment of Professional Base Ball Associations. 

2. The general enforcement of this agreement, the 
protection of rights thereunder, the determination of all 
controversies as hereinafter provided, and generally the 
regulation of all things within the scope of this Agreement, 
are each and severally conferred upon and committed to a 
Board to be known as " The National Board of Professional 
Base Ball Associations." This Board shall consist of three 
delegates, representing the party of the first part, and one 
delegate, representing each of the parties of the second 
part, elected each year by their respective constituent 
associations. The officers Of the Board shall consist of a 
Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer, which offices may be 
filled by either one, two or three persons. All officers, 
assistants, agents or employees shall be selected, and all 
other questions. as hereinafter prescribed, shall be 
decided by the entire Board, a majority of the delegates of 

of the first part concurring in such selection and 
decision. A quorum for the transacts mess shall 

instituted by the presence ol a majority of the delegates 
of the party of the first par . 

3. The Board may adopt rules and regulations prescrib- 
ing the duties of each and all of its officers, its methods of 
procedure and the general transaction of its business. 

4. It shall be the duty of the Board, and it shall have 
full and final jurisdiction : 

(<t) To hear and determine all disputes and complaints 
between associations and clubs; between one club and 



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NATIONAL AGREEMENT. 



another, members of different associations; between clubs 
and players or managers, and, in addition thereto, all dis- 
putes aud complaints arising under and of all matters 
involving the interpretation of the National Agreement or 
the disposition of the rights thereunder. Clubs belonging 
to the same association, by mutual consent, or upon the 
request of the association to which they belong, may refer 
any controversy between such clubs, or in which such clubs 
are interested, to the Board for decision or adjustment. 

(6) In the performance of its duties the Board shall have 
power to impose fines or penalties upon associations, clubs, 
club officers, players, managers, scorers and umpires, and 
to suspend any such organization or person from the 
protection and privileges of the National Agreement, in 
any instances in which, in its opinion, it or he shall have 
been guilty of conduct detrimental to the general welfare 
of the game or in violation of the letter or spirit of the 
National Agreement. 

(c) Its decision shall be final over any and all matters 
within its jurisdiction. 

ir/> It may reinstate any person or body suspended. 
(<?) It shall have power te make such reasonable assess- 
ments upon clubs or associations as may be necessary to 
defray the expenses incidental to the performance of its 
duties and the enforcement of this Agreement. 

(/) It may make all orders, rules and regulations which 
it may deem necessary for the performance of its duties and 
the exercise of its powers, and to accomplish the purpose 
in view in its establishment and amend and supplement the 
same from time to time; provided, prior notice of any pro- 
posed amendments or supplements be given to all members 
of the Board before action be taken thereon. 

( £■) It may cause the proceedings or rulings, or any 
part thereof, in any case which may lie deemed of sufficient 
importance to serve as a precedent, to be published in such 
a manner as may be prescrib 

(/;) Whenever any both' or person shall desire to submit 
any matter for the consideration of the Board, it shall be 
presented to the Chairman by a concise statement thereof 
and accompanied by such evidence as may be in support of 
such statement. Notice shall be given to any other body 
or person interested in the matter to make answer and to 
present appropriate evidence in support thereof. 

5. (a) Associations, parties of tiic second part, shall be 
known and designated as members of Class A. and associ- 
ations, parties of the third part, shall be known and desig- 






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nated as members of Class B, and an as-ociation of either 
class whose membership shall at any time be reduced to less 
than four clubs actually engaged, in a schedule of champion- 
ship games, during and to the close of the season, shall 
cease to be parties to, and forfeit all lights, privileges and 
protection under the National Agreemi 

(b) When an association applies for protection and classi- 
fication under the National Agreement, it shall include and 
state in its application to the Secretary of the Hoard: The 
class. A or B, into which its seeks admisson ; the list of its 
club members, with the respective location of their business 
offices and playing grounds; the montnly salary liirit for its 
club teams and maximum monthly salary limit of their 
players: a copy of the constitution and by-laws of the asso- 
ciation ; a pledge or agreement for the maintenance of said 
salary limit and the faithful performance of its obligations 
under the National Agreement, its own constitution and by- 
laws, and its other contractual obligations; which classifica- 
tion, club membership, location of club offices and playing 
grounds, salary limit, constitution, by-laws and pledge or 
agreement shall not, after approval by the Board, be 
changed, modified, altered or released without the assent 
of the Board. 

(c) Class A shall constitute associations whose clubs shall 
have the privilege of contracting with their players for one, 
two or three seasons or years and of reservation in ac 
ance with Art. 9, of players under contracts of only one 
season or year; subject to the right of ''selection" of their 
players by a club member of the party of the first part, in 
accordance with Art. 6, at the rate of $r,ooo for the release 
of each player so ••selected." When such association shall 
consist of but four clubs it shall pay to the Secretary of the 
Board $250 for each of said clubs;' when of six clubs, $200 

■ 'h of said clubs; when of eight or more clubs, $1 5" for 
each of said clubs. Such payments to be made before the 
beginning of the championship se;> 

0/1 Class B shall constitute associations whose clubs 
shall have the privilege of contracting with theirplayers for 
but one season with or without reservation, in accordance 
with Art. 9, as they may elect by notice to the Secretary of 
the Board prior to the beginning of their championship 
■ii. Such association shall be subject to the right of 
"selection" by a club member of either of the parties of 
the first and second part, in a with Art. 6, at the 

rate of I500 for the release of each player so " selected" — if 
entitled to reservation privileges. When such Association 



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shall elect reservation privileges, it shall pay to the Secre- 
tary of the Board for each of its clubs one-half the sums 
payable, as above prescribed, for associations ;ii Class A. 
anil, when not entitled to reservation privileges, the sum of 
twenty-live dollars per club prior to the beginning of the 
playing season. 

6. (a) For the purpose of enabling players to advance 
in their profession, a club member of the party of the first 
pari may, at any time after October 1 in any year and 
before February 1 of the succeeding year, with thi 

of the Board, negotiate with any player then under contract 
with or reservation by a club member of such association, 
and " select " such player upon payment of sum specified in 
Article 5. And a club member of an association in Class 
A may negotiate with and make similar " selection " of a 
player then under contract and reservation by a club mem- 
ber, of an association in Class B. Provided, that no such 
" selection" shall be enforced, and no transfer of a player 
shall be made unless he shall receive an increase of salary. 
{b) Any club entitled to make "selection" of a player 
and desiring to do so, shall notify the Secretary of the Board, 
stating the name of the player and of the club with which 
he is under contrail or reservation, and enclosing 
amount specified in Art. 5. to be paid for such release. The 
Secretary shall thereupon notify the club or association 
from which such "selection" is to lie made, and shall order 
• his transfer to the " selecting" club. Notice of such trans- 
fer shall thereupon be promulga 

7. Contracts between clubs and players shall be in 
writing in the form prescribed by the Hoard. An informal 

act, whether evidenced by telegram or other writing, 
shall be valid fol a period not exceeding thirty days, until 

itract in the prescrib -hall be tendered by the 

contracting club to the contracting player. The failure of 
the club to so tender su*h formal Be the 

er from all contractual obligations thereunder, and the 

refusal of the player to execute such formal contract, when 

-di red, shall extend the validity of his informal con- 

until lie shall execute said formal contract. 

8. No club shall at anytime enter into negotiations or 
contract with any player under contract to or reservation by 
another club without the latter's consent under such lines 
and penalties as the Board may indict. 

9. Dii or before the tenth day of October in each year 
the secretaries of associations, parties hereto, entitled to the 
privilege of reservation, shall transmit to the Secretary of 



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the Board a reserve list of players, not exceeding fourteen 
in number, then under contract with each of its several club 
members, for the current or for any succeeding season or 
seasons and in addition thereto a list of such players 
reserved in any prior annual reserve list, who have refused 

'tract with such ciubs, and of all ineligible players. 
Such players, together with all others thereafter to be regu- 
larly contracted with by such clubs, are and shall be ineligible 

tract with any other club of any association, except as 
herein prescribed. The Secretary of said Board shall 
thereupon promulgate such lists, provided that no club 
shall be permitted to reserve any player while in arrears of 
salary to him. 

10. The Board may also release from contract or reser- 
any player or manager when the club with which he 
has contracted, or by which he has been reserved, shall be 
in arrears to him for salary for more than fifteen days after 
such salary became due; or when the reserving club has 
failed to tender to any player, on or before the first day of 
March, after such reservation, a formal contract with a 
salary of at least such an amount per month, as the Board 
may fix as the minimum salary to be paid to such player, or 
when any such reserving club has trans erred its member- 
ship after the close of a championship season to a different 
association, if the Board shall deem that the player will be 
prejudiced by such transfer. 

ii. When a player under contract or reservation by any 
club of an association party hereto shall be expelled, sus- 
pended or rendered ineligible, in accordance with the rules 
of such association, notice of such disqualification shall be 
given to the said Board by the secretary of the association 
from whose club the player may have been thus disquali- 
fied, and the Board shall forthwith giv ii such dis- 
qualification to the several clubs acting under the Agree- 
ment. When a player shall become ineligible under the 

ion of this Agreement, or b the Boat' 

Secretary of the Board shall notify the several clubs a 
under this Agreement of such disqualification. From the 
receipt of any such notice all club members of Associations 
acting under this Agreement shall from 

employing or playing with or against such disqualified 
player until the period of disqualification shall have termi- 
nated or the disqualification be revoked by the association 
from which such player was disqualified, or by the Board, 
and due notice of such revocation shall be given by the 
Board to the said several clubs. 



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12 Any player who has entered into a contract with any 
club of an association party hereto may be suspended with- 
out pay or fined by such dub or association for breach of 
contract or breach of any of the rules of such club or 
association, and he shall thereafter be ineligible to sign or 
play during the remainder of the current season with any 
of the clubs of any association acting hereunder, unless 
such disability shall' have been sooner removed by the club 
or association by which be was suspended or by the Board. 

13. Upon the release of a player from contract or 
reservation with any club member of an association then 
acting under this Agreement (unless the release be made 
by " selection ' under Art. 6), the services of such player 
shall at once be subject to acceptance by any club belong- 
ing to the same association, expressed in writing or by 
telegraph to the Secretary of the Board, for a period of 
ten days after notice of 'said release; and thereafter if 
said services be not so accepted, said player may negotiate 
and contract with any club. The releasing club shall send 
notice to the Secretary of the Hoard of said player's rel 
on the dale thereof, and the latter shall promulgate any 
tame of his services. Provided, that the disbandmenl 
of a club or it s expulsion from membership in either 
association acting hereunder shall operate as a release of 
all of its players from contract with or reservation by said 
club. Hut the services of such players shall at once be sub- 
ject to the acceptance of such association for a period of ten 
days for the purpose of supplying the vacancy in its 
membership. 

[4. Each association shall have the right to make and 
enforce all rules and regulations pertaining to the control, 
discipline and co Q] players under contract 

with its club members. And it may prescribe that all con- 
tracts with its players shall be made directly with said 
association, as its club members, with the right 

ervation to be exciusiv ised by said as 

tion, in which event all the provisions of this agreemenl 
applying to contracts or reservation of players with a 

club members, shall apply to such contracts and re 

with and' by said association. Provided, 
that such rule, lations shall in no way conflict with 

the provisions of this Agreement, or any rule, regulation 
or order of the Hoard. 

15- Eachclubof the association patty of the first part 
shall have exclusive control of its own territory, and no 
club shall be entitled to membership in either of said 



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associations, parties of second or third parts from any city 
or county in which a club member of the party of the first 
part may be ahead' or within five miles from any 

such city or county without the consent of such club mem- 
ber, party of first part. No club shall play a game within 
the city in which any other club member of an association 
party hereto is located without the consent of such other 
club. 

16. No game shall be played between any club of any 
association acting hereunder, or any of its players under 
contract or reservation, with any other club or "team" 

niing an ineligible player; nor with a club or team 
that has played with another club or team containing such 
ineligible player. A violation of this section shall subject 
each offender to tine, suspension or expulsion, in the dis- 
cretion of the P. 

17. Should a club of any association agree in writing or 
by telegraph with another dub of an association, subject 
to the National Agreement, for the release of any player 
then unii- 1 1 or reservation with or by it. either 
party may file said agreement with the Board, and should 
any such club 1 comply with its said Agreement 
the Board may require said Agreement to be complied 
with, and may transfer the said player accordingly, and 
may expel or otherwise punish the club so refusing 
comply with its said agreement. 

18. Before any association shall be granted the privi- 
and protection of this Agreement it shall enact laws 

or regulations debarring any of its clubs from entering into 
contract with any player while under arrears of salary to 
him, and from suspending or otherwise attempting to dis- 
qualify such player for refusing to contract while it is so in 
arrears, and shall a! for the .expulsion of any club 

for refusal to pay arrears of salary to a player when thereto 
required by said association or by the Board. 

ro, All rights of an v association hereunder shall be for- 
: for failing to expel any of its club members that may- 
play a ball except under the Playing Rules adopted 
by the National League and American Association of Pro- 
fessional Base Ball Clubs. 

20. The term "association," as herein used, shall mean 
and comprise an organization of professional or semi- 
professional base ball clubs of not less than four clubs, 
whether known as a "league,". " association," or by any 
other designation. 

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time, upon suggestion of the Board, by the party of the 
first part. It shall take effect and be in force from and 
after March 2, 1892. 

I hereby certify that the association party hereto has 
adopted, ratified and approved this Agreement and 
authorized its president to sign the same. 

X. E. YOUNG, 

Pres. National League and American 

\.\ is n of Professional B. B. Clubs. 



RULES AND REGULATIONS. 



THE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE NA- 
TIONAL BOARD OF PROFESSIONAL BASE 
BALL ASSOCIATIONS. 

The following rules and regulations have been adopted 
by the National Board of Professional Base Ball Associa- 
tions, and are here given in order that they may be under- 
stood by all those interested. The same being adopted 
and to remain in force until repealed, altered, added to or 
amended. 

THE CHAIRMAN. 

i. The duties of the Chairman shall be as follows: 

(a) To issue calls for meetings of the Board and preside 
at such meetings; having all powers with reference thereto 
which are incident to a presiding officer. 

(b) To rule upon and decide all incidental and routine 
matters presented for determination, with power to dele- 
gate this duty to the Secretary or any member of the 
Board. 

(c) To supervise the performance of the duties imposed 
upon the other members of the Board. 

(rf) To see that each and all of the orders of this Board 
are complied with. 

THE SECRETARY AND TREASURER. 

2. The offices of the Secretary and Treasurer may be 
filled by one and the same person, and the duties of such 
officer shall be as follows 

(a) To receive, receipt for and disburse all moneys pay- 
able to this Board, and to make all financial statements 
required by the provisions of the National Agreement. 

(d) To keep the records of the proceedings of the Board, 
together with all the records required to be kept by the 
provisions of the National Agreement. 

(c) To issue all notices required by the National Agree- 
ment to be issued. 

(d) To give interpretation to the playing rules when 
requested so to do, pursuant to the provisions of the 
National Agreement. 

(<■> To receive all applications for membership under the 
National Agreement and to see that the applicants pay 
their proper dues, 

To give notice of all fines and penalties imposed by 
the Board and to see that the same are paid. 



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(g) To attend to such other matters as may be required 
of him by the Board and to keep records of all the business 
and duties connected with the Board. 

ELECTIONS. 

The Chairman and the Secretary and Treasurer shall be 
elected annually at some meeting after the first of January, 
and shall hold until their successors are elected ancl qualify. 

OPINIONS AND DECISIONS. 

Whenever any controversy or matter to be submitted to 
the Board for adjustment or decision shall be forwarded, 
together with all evidence and documents therewith con- 
nected, to the Secretary and Treasurer, he shall, after sub- 
mitting the same to the Board, promulgate or publish the 
opinion, which must be prepared by the Chairman or such 
other member of the Board as he shall designate. 

SELECTION OF PLAYERS. 

Whenever any player shall be "selected" by more than 
one club, the Board will award him to the club which shall 
have first filed formal notice with the Secretary that it 
desires the services of said player. Such notice, however, 
must be accompanied by the deposit required by the provis- 
ions of the National Agreement, otherwise such notice will 
be of no effect and void. A player so awarded shall be 
ineligible to sign with any other club, and upon declining 
to abide by the decisions of the Board, may be included in 
the regular list of reserved players of the club selecting him 
as per the provisions of Soil ion g of the National Agree- 
ment. 

PTED PLAYERS. 

Whenever the services of any player released under the 
provisions of the National Agreement are accepted by any 
club or association, authorized so to do by the provisions "1 
Mich agreement, notice thereof shall be at once give 
the Secretary, who shall accordingly promulgate the fact. 

PAYMI 

All expenses of the Board, including compensation to the 
Seeretary and Treasurer, or to any other officer or member 
of the Board for special work performed, telegraphing, 

postage and such other expenses as shall be allowed, must 
be paid by check of the Secretary and Treasurer and vouch- 
ers taken' therefor, which vouchers shall be submitted at 
east once a year to the Board for examination and 
approval. 



THE NATIONAL BOARD 



PROFESSIONAL BASE BALL CLUBS. 



1894. 



OFFICE, WASHINGTON, D. C. 



MEMBERS OF THE BOARD: 
N. E. Young, - Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer. 

Box 536, Washington, D. C. 
C'has. H. Byrne, .... Brooklyn, N. Y. 
A. H. Soden, Boston, M 



THE PLAYING RULES 

Professional * Base • Ball ♦ Clubs 

AS ADOPTED BY THE NATIONAL I. HAGUE AND AMERICAN 
ASSOCIATION OK PROFESSIONAL BASK BALL CLUBS. 



THE BALL GROUND. 

Rule I. The Ground must be an inclosed field, sufficient 
in size to enable each player to play in his position as 
required by these Rules. 

Rule 2. To lay off the lines governing the positions 
and play off the Game known as Base Bali, proceed as 
follows: 

Prom a point A, within the grounds project a right line 
out into the field, and at a point B, [54 lv '' 1 lr ' ,,n point A, 
lay oil lini ad B 1 1 at right angles to the line A B; 

then with B as centreand 63.1 adius, describe 

arcs cutting tne lines B A at F and B C at G; BDatH; 
and B E at I. Draw lines F G, G E, E II and II F, and 
said lines will be the containing lines of the Diamond or 
Infield. 

•1 III. catcher's LINKS. 

Rule 3. With F as centre and 90 feet radius, an arc 

cutting line F A at I., and draw lines L M and L O at right 
angles to FA; and continue same out from F A not less 
than go feet. 

Hi HE, 

Rule 4, From the intersection point F continue the 

straight linos F G and F II until they intersect with the 

' 1 LI, and then from the points G and H in 

the opposite direction until they reach the boundary lines 

of the grounds. 

THE PLAY) 

Rule «. With F as centre and 50 feet radius, describe 
arcs cutting lines F O and E M at P and Q, then with F as 
centre again and 75 feet radius describe arcs cutting F G 
and F H at R and S; then from the points P Q Rand S 
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F II, and continue same until they intersect at the points 
T W and W. 



THE CAPTAIN AM) COACHES. S LINK. 

Rule 6 With R and S as centres and 15 feet radius, 
describe arcs cutting lines R W and S 'J' at X and Y, and 
from the points X and Y draw lines parallel with lines F II 
and F G, and continue same out to the boundary lines of 
the ground. 

THE THREE FOOT LINE. 

Rule 7. With P as centre and J5 feet radius, describe an 
arc cutting line F G at 1, and from point 1 out to the dis- 
tance of three feet draw a line at right angles to F G and 
marked point 2; then from point 2. draw a line parallel with 
the line F G to a point three feet beyond the point G, and 
marked 3 ; then from the point 3 draw a line at right angles 
to line 2, 3, back to and intersecting with line F G and 
from thence back along line G F 10 point 1. 

1 HE I'll' HER'S PLATE. 

Rule 8. With point F as centre and 60.5 feet as radius, 
describe an arc cutting the line F B at a point 4, and draw 
a line 5, 6, passing through point 4 and extending six inches 
on either side of line F B; then with line 5, 6 as a side, 
descnl>e a parallelogram twelve inches by four inches. 

THE BASES. 

RULE n. Within the angle F, describe a square the 
sides of which shall be 12 inches, two of its sides lying upon 
the lines F Gain! F II, and within the angles G and 11 
describe squares the side of which shall be 15 inches, the 
two outer sides of said square lying upon the lines 
and G I and F II and II 1, and at the angle F describe 
a square whose side shall be 1 5 inches and so described that 
its sides shall be parallel with G I and I II and its centre 
immediately over the angular point F. 

•I HE BATMAN'S LINE. 

Rule 10. On either side of the line A F B describe two 
parallelograms 6 feet long and 4 feet wide (marked 8 and 
91, their length being parallel with the line A F P., their 
distance apart being 6 inches added toe; of the 

length of the diagonal of the square within the angle F, and 
the centre of their length being upon said diagonal. 

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at 4 must be of whitened rubber and so fixed in the ground 
as to be even with the surface. 

Ri'iK 12, The First Base at G, the Second Base at K, 
and the Third Base at II, must lie of white canvas bags 
filled with soft material and securely fastened in their 
positions d a Rule q. 

Km.K 13. The lines described in Rules 3, x, 5, 6, 7 and 
10 must be marked with lime, chalk, or other suitable 
materia] so as to be distinctly seen by the Umpire. 

THK HALL. 

RULE 14. The Ball:* See Foot Note. 

Bec. 1. Must not weigh less than live or more than live 
and one-quarter ounces avoirdupois, and measure not less 
than nine nor more than nine and one-quarter inches in 
circumference. The Spalding League Ball, or the Reach 
American Association Hall must be used in all games played 
under these rules. 

Sec. 2. For each championship game two balls shall be 
furnished by the Home Club to the Umpire for use. When 

the ball in play is batted to foul ground of sight of the 

Umpire, the other ball shall be Immediately brought into 

play. As often as one of the two in use shall be lost, a new 
one must be substituted, so that the Umpire shall at all 
times after the game begins, have two balls for use. The 
moment the Umpire delivers an alternate ball to the pitcher 
it comes into play, and shall not be exchanged until it, in 
turn, passes out of sight to foul ground. At no time shall 
the ball be intentionally discolored by rubbing it with th 
soil or otherw 1 

Sec. 3. In all games the ball or balls played with shall 
be furnished by tlie Home Club, and the last ball in play 
becomes the property of the winning club. I : to be 

used in championship games shall be examined m lasured 
and weighed by the Secretary of the Associ tion, inclosed 
in a paper box and sealed With the seal if 'he Secretary, 
which seal shall not be broken xcept by th Umpire in the 

presence of the Captains of the two ing nines after 

play has been called. 

4- Should the ball become out of shape, or cut or 
ripped so as to expose the interior, or in any way so injured 

•The Spalding League Ball has becu adopted by th» National League 
rortbe past fifteen years, ami is used lu all \j ague contesta 

H» junior dabs (clubs composed <>r boyg under 16 years of age) wo 
mend them to use tbe Spalding Boys' League Ball and that 
played In Junior Clubs With tills ball will count an legal games the same as. 
It played with the Oillclal League Ban. 




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as to be — in theiopinion of the Umpire — unfit for fair use, 
he shall, upon appeal by either Captain, at once put the 
alternate ball into play and call for a new one. 

THE HAT. 

Rule 15. The Bat: 

Must be made wholly of hard wood except that the handle 
maybe wound with twine, or a granulated substance applied, 
not to exceed eighteen inches from the end. 

It must be round, not exceed two and one-half inches in 
diameter in the thickest pari, and must not exceed forty-two 
inches in length. 

THE PLAYERS AND THEIR POSITIONS. 

Rule 16. The players of each club in a game shall be 
nine in number, one of whom shall act as Captain, and in no 
•case shall less than nine men be allowed to play on each side. 

Rule 17. The players' positions shall be such as may be 
assigned them bv their Captain, except that the Pitcher 
must take the position as defined in Rules 3 and 2y. 

Rule 18. Players in uniform shall not be permitted to 
•occupy seats among the Spectators. 

Rule 19, Every Club shall adopt uniforms for its players, 
but no player shall attach anything to the sole or heel of his 
shoes other than the ordinary base ball shoe plate. 

players' benches. 

Rule 20. The Players' Benches must be furnished by the 
Home Club, and placed upon a portion of the ground outside 
of, and not nearer than twenty-five feet to, the Players' 
Lines. One such bench must be for the exclusive use of 
the visiting club and one for the exclusive use of the home 
dub, and the players of the competing teams shall be 
required to occupy their respective benches during the prog- 
ress of the game. 

THE GAME. 

K111. 21. Section i. Every Championship Game must 
"be commenced not later than two hours before sunset. 

SEC. 2. A 1 lame shall consist of nine innings to each con- 
testing nine, except that 

(a) If the side first at bat scores less runs in nine inning-; 
than the other side has scored in eight innings, the game 
shall then terminate. 

(b) If the side last at bat in the ninth innings scores the 
winning run l>efore the third man is out, the game shall 
terminate. 



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A TIK GAME. 

Rule 22. If the score be a tie at the end of nine innings, 
play shall be continued until one side has scored more runs 
than the other in an equal number of innings, provided that 

if the side last at bat scores the winning run before the 
third man is out, the game shall terminate. 

A drawn GAME, 
Rule 23. A Drawn Game shall be declared by the 
Umpire when he terminates a game on account of darkness 
or rain, after live equal innings have been played, if the score 
at the time is equal on the last even innings played; but 
(exception) if the side that went second to bat is then at the 
bat, and ha3 scored the same number of runs as the other 
side, the Umpire shall declare the game drawn without 
regard to the score of the last equal innings. 

A CALLED GAME. 
RULE 24. If the Umpire calls "(lame" on account of 
darkness or rain at any time alter five innings have been 
completed, the score shall be that of the last equal innings 
played, unless the side second at bat shall have scored one 
or more runs than the side first at bat, in which case the 
score of the game shall be the total number of runs made. 

A FORFEITED GAME. 

RULE 25. A forfeited game shall be declared by the 
Umpire in favor of the club not in fault, at the request of 
such club, in the following cases: 

SECTION i. If the nine of a club fail to appear upon a 
field, or being upon the field fail to begin the game within 
five minutes after the Umpire has called •■Play." at the 
hour appointed for the beginning of the game, unless such 
delay in appearing or in commencing the game be unavoid- 
able. 

Sec, 2 If. after the game has begun, one side refuses or 
fails to continue playing, unless such game has been sus- 
pended or terminated by the Umpire. 

Sei . 3. 1 1', alter play has been suspended by the Umpire, 
one side fails to resume playing within one minute after the 
Umpire has called " Play." 

Sec. .}. If a team resorts to dilatory practice to delay the 
game. 

Sec. 5. If, in the opinion of the Umpire, any one of these 
rules is wilfully violated. 

Sec. 6. If, after ordering the removal of a player as 
authorized by Rule 59, Sec. 5, said order is not obeyed 
within five minutes. 



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Sbi .7. In case the Umpire declares a game forfeited, 
he shall transmit a written notice thereof to the President 
of the Association within twenty four hours thereafter. 

no GAME. 
Rui.k 26. "NoGame" shall be declared by the Umpire 

if he shall terminate play OB account of ram or darkness, 
before live innings on each side arc completed, except in a 
case when the game is, called, the club second at bat shall 
have more runs at the end of its fourth innings than the club 
first at bat has made in its live innings, then the Umpire 
shall award the game to the club having made the greatest 
number of runs, and it shall be a game and be so counted 
in the Championship record. 

SUBSTITUTES. 

Rule 27. Section i. In every championship game each 
team shall be required to have present on the field, in uni- 
form, one or more substitute players. 

Sec. 2. Any such player may be substituted at any time 
by either club, but no player thereby retired shall there- 
after participate in the game. 

. 3. The Base Runner shall not have a substitute run 
for him except by consent of the Captains of the contesting 
teams. 

r INNINGS — CONDITION OF GROUND. 
Rulk 23. The choice of innings shall be given to the 
Captain of the Home Club, who shall also be the sole judge 
of the fitness of the ground for beginning a game after rain. 

THE PITCHER'S POSITION. 
Rule 29. The pitcher shall take his position facing the 

batsman with both feet square on the ground, and in front 
of the pitcher's plate, but in the act of delivering the ball 
one foot must be in contact with the pitcher's plate defined 
in Rule 8. He shall not raise either foot, unless in the act 
of delivering the bull, nor make more than one step in such 
delivery, lie shall hold the ball, before the delivery fairly 
in fr<. body, and in sight of the Umpire. When the 

pitcher feigns to throw the ball to a base he must resume 
the above position and pause momentarily before delivering 
the ball to the bat. 

THE DELIVERY OB THE BALL — KAIR AND UNFAIR HALLS. 

Rule 30. A Pair Ball in a ball delivered by the pitcher 
while standing in his position, and lacing the Batsman, the 
ball so delivered, to pass over the Home Base, not lower 
than the Batsman's knee, nor higher than his shoulder. 



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Rule 31. An Unfair Ball is a ball delivered by the Pitcher, 
as in Rule 30, except that the ball does not pass over the 
Home Rase, or does pass over the Home Base above the 
Batsman's shoulder or below the knee. 



Rule 32. A Balk shall be 

Section i. Any motion made by the Pitcher to deliver 
the ball to the bat without delivering it. 

Sec. 2. The holding of the ball by the pitcher so long as 
to delay the game unnecessarily. 

Sec. 3. Any motion in delivering the ball to the bat by 
the Pitcher while not in the position 1 Rule 29. 

dead BALI s. 

Rule 33. A Dead Ball is a ball delivered to the bat by 

the Pitcher that touches any part of the Batsman's person 

thing while standing in his position without being 

struck at; or any part of the I'm; ion or clothing, 

while on foul ground, without ling the Catcher. 

Rule 3.1. In case of a Foul Strike, Foul Hit ball not 
legally caught out, Dead Ball, or Base Runner put out for 
; struck by a fair hit ball, the ball shall not be con- 
sidered in play until it is held by the pitcher standing in 
his position. 

BLOCK BALLS. 

Rule 35. Section i. A I'.lork is a batted or thrown ball 
that is stopped or handled by any person not engaged in 
the game. 

Sec. 2. Whenever a Block occurs the Umpire shall 
declare it, and Base Runners may run the bases without 
being put out until the ball has been returned to and held 
by the pitcher standing in his poBil 

Sec, 3. In the case <>' a Block, if the person not engaged 
in the game should retim po of the ball, or throw 

or kick it beyond the reach of the Fielders, the Umpire 
should call " 'rime,'' and require each Base Runner to stop 
at the last base touched by him until the ball be returned 
to the pitcher standing in his position. 

THE BATSMAN'S POSITION — ORDER OF BATTING. 

Rule 3(1. The batsmen must take their positions within 
the Batsmen's Lines, as defined in Rule 10, in the order in 
which they are named in the batting order, which batting 
order must be submitted by the Captains of the opposing 
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by him this batting order must be followed except :n the 
case of a substitute player, in which case the substitute 
must take the place of the original player in the batting 
order. After the first inning the first striker in each inning 
shall be the batsman whose name follows that of the last 
man who has completed his turn — lime at bat — in the pre- 
ig inning. 

Rule 37. Section i. When their side goes to the bat 
the players must immediately return to the player:;' bench 
as defined in Rule 20. and remain there until the side is put 
out, except when batsmen or base runner; provided that 
the Captain and one assistant only may occupy the space 
between the Players' Lines and the Captain's Lines to coach 
base runners. 

Sec. 2. No player of the side at bat, except when bats- 
man, shall occupy any portion of the space within the 
Catcher's Lines, as defined in Rule 3. The triangular space 
behind the Home Base is reserved for the exclusive use of 
Umpire, Catcher and Batsman, and the Umpire must pro- 
hibit an v player of the side ' ' at bat " from crossing the same 
at any time while the ball is in the hands of, or passing 
between the Pitcher and Catcher, while standing in their 
posit: 

Sec. 3. The players of the side "at bat" must occupy 
the portion of the field allotted them, but must speedily 
vacate any portion thereof that maybe in the way of the 
ball, or any Fielder attempting to catch or field it. 

tin: BATTING kui.es. 

R.ULE 38. A Fair hit is a ball batted by the batsman, 
standing in his position, that first touches any part of the 
person of aplayeror umpire or falls within the loul lines, that 
(whether it first touches Foul or Fair Ground) bounds or 
rolls within the Foul Lines, between II d First, or 

e and Third liases, without interference by a player. 

Rule 30. A Foul Hit is a ball batted by the Batsman, 
Btanding in his position, that first touches the ground, any 
part of the person of a player, or any ob od either 

of the Foul Lines, or that strikes the person of such Hats- 
man, while standing in his position, or batted directly to 
the ground by the Batsman, standing in his position, that 
(whether it first touches Foul or Fair Ground) hounds or 
rolls outside the Foul Lines, between Home and First or 
Home and Third Bases without interference by a player. 
Provided, that a Foul Hit ball not rising above the Bats- 
man's head, and caught by the Catcher playing within ten 
feet of the Home Base, shall be termed a Foul 



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Rulk 40. A bunt hit is a fair hit to the ground within 
the infield. 

BALLS B I ROUNDS. 

Rule 4 1 . When a batted ball passes outside the grounds, 
the Umpire shall decide it Fair should it 1 ar within, 

or Foul should it disappear outside of, the range of the Foul 
Lines, and Rules 38 and <<, arc to be construi Ugly. 

RULE 4a. A Fair Batted ball that goes over the fence 
shall entitle the batsman to a home run, except that should 
it go over the fence at a less distance than two hundred and 
thirty-live feet from the Home Base, when he shall be 
entitled to two bases only, and a distinctive line shall be 
marked on the fence at this point. 

SI KIKES. 

RULE 43 A strike is 

SB' riON 1. A ball struck at by the Batsman without its 
ing his ba 

Sec. 2. A Fair Ball legally delivered by the Pitcher, but 
not struck at by the Batsman, 

Sec. 3. Any obvious attempt to make a Foul Hit. 

Sec. 4. A foul hit, other than a foul lip, made by the 
batsman while attempting a bunt hit, as defined in Rule 40, 
that falls or rolls upon foul ground between home base 
and first base or home base and third base. 

Sec. =;. A ball struck at, if the ball touches any part of 
the batsman's person. 

RULE .|). A Foul Strike is a ball batted by the Batsman 
when any part of his person is upon ground outside the 
lines of the Batsman's position. 

THE BATSMAN IS " 

Rule .15. The Batsman is out: 

Section i. If he fails to take his position at the bat in 
his onlcr of batting, unless the error be dis. d the 

proper Batsman takes his position before a fair hit has 
made; and in such case the balls and strikes called must be 

conn 1, at of thi man. Pro- 

vided, this rule shall not take effect unless ///,• o lit is 
declared before the lull is delivered to the succeeding 
Batsman. 

2. If he fails to take hi 1 within one minute 

after the Umpire has called fur the Batsman. 

Sec. 3. If he- makes a Foul Hit other than a Foul Tip as 
defined in Rule 39, and the ball be momentarily held by a 
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in a Fielder's hat or cap, or touch some object other than a 
Fielder, before being caught. 

.4. If he makes a Foul Strike. 

Sec. 5. If he attempts to hinder the Catcher from fielding 
or throwing the ball by stepping outside the lines of his 
ion, or otherwise obstructing or interfering with that 
play 

S'-.r. 6. If. while the First Base be occupied by a base 
runner, three strikes be called on him by the Umpire, 
except when two men are already out. 

Sec. 7. If, after two strikes have been called the Batsman 
obviously attempts to make a foul hit, as in Section 3, Rule 

43- 

Sec. S. If, while attempting a third strike the ball 
tottches any part of the batsman's person, in which event 
base runners occupying bases shall return as prescribed in 
Section 5, Rule -I'.' 

Sec. 9. If he hits a fly ball that can be handled by an 
in fielder while first base is occupied with only one out. 

. 10. If the third strike is (ailed in accordance with 
Section 4, Rule 43. 

BASK RUNNING RULES. 

WHEN THE BATSMAN BECOMES A BASE RUNNER. 

Rule 46. The Batsman becomes a base runner: 

Section i. Instantly after he makes a Fair Hit. 

SEC. 2. Instantly after four balls have been called by the 
Umpire. 

Sf.c. 3. Instantly after three strikes have been declared 
by the Umpire 

Sec. 4. It while he be a batsman without making an 
attempt to strike his person— excepting hands or forearm, 
which makes it a dead ball — or clothing be hit by a ball from 
the Pitcher, unless— 111 the opinion of the Umpire — he 
intentionally permits himself to be so hit. 

Sec. 5. Instantly after an illegal delivery of a ball by the 
Pitcher. 

BASKS TO BE TOUCHED. 

Rule 47. The Base Runner must touch each base in 
regular order, viz. Fust. Second. Thud and Home Bases; 
and when obliged to return (except on a foul hit) must 
retouch the base or base in reverse order. He shall only be 
considered as holding a base after touching it. and shall 
then be entitled to hold such base until be has legally 
touched the next base in order, or lias been legally forced 
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Rule 48. The Base Runner shall be entitled, without 
being put out, to take the Base in the following cases. 

Section I. If, while he was Batsman, the Umpire called 
four Balls. 

Sec. 2. I£ the Umpire awards a succeeding batsman a 
base cm four balls, or for being hit. with a pitched ball, or in 
ease of an illegal delivery — as in Rule 46, Sec. 5 — and the 
Base Runner is thereby forced to vacate the base held by 
him. } 

Sec. 3. If the Umpire calls a " balk." 

Sec. 4. Ifaball, delivered by the Pitcher, pass the Catcher 
and touch the Umpire, or any fence or building within ninety 
feet of the Home Base. 

Sec. 5. If upon a fair hit the Ball strikes the person or 
clothing of the Umpire on fair ground. 

■ 6. If he be prevented from making a base by the 
obstruction of an adversary. 

Sec. 7. If the Fielder stop or catch a batted ball with his 
hat, or any part of his dress. 

UKII EtNING I'D I1ASF.S. 

RULE 49. The Case Runner shall return to his Base, and 
shall be entitled to so return without being put out: 

Section i. If theumpire declares a Foul Tip (as defined in 
anyother Foul Iln not legally caught by a fielder. 

Ski. 2 . If the Umpire declares a 1 ke.' 

. 3. If the Umpire declares a Dead Ball, unless it be 
also the fourth Unfair Ball and he be thereby forced to take 
the next base, as provided in Rule 4S, Sec. 2. 

Sec. 4. If the person or clothing of the Umpire interferes 
with the Catcher or he is struck by a ball thrown by the 
Catcher to intercept a Base Runner' 

S_EC. 5. The Base Runner shall return to his base, if, 
while attempting a strike, the ball any part of the 

Batsman's person. 

WHEN BASE RUNNERS ark OUT. 

Bulk 50. The Base Runner is out ; 

Section i. If. after three strikes have been declared 
against him while Batsman, and the Catcher fail to catch 
the third strike ball, he plainly attempts to hinder the 
Catcher from fielding the ball. 

Sec. 2. If, having made a Fair Hit while Batsman, such 
fair hit ball be momentarily held by a Fielder, before torn h- 
>ng the ground, or any object other than a Fielder: Pro- 
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Sec, 3. If, when the Umpire has declared three strikes 
on him, while Batsman, the third strike ball be momentarily 
held by a Fielder before touching the ground: Provided, 
it be not caught in a Fielder's hat or cap, or touch some 
object other than a Fielder, before being cauj 

SEC. 4. If, alter Three Strikes or a Fair Hit, he lie 
touched with the ball in the hand of a Fielder before he 
shall have touched First 1: 

Sec. 5. If, alter Three Strikes or a Fair Hit, the ball be 
securely held by a Fielder, while touching First Base with 
any part of his person, before such Base Runner touches 
First Base. 

Sec. 6. If, in running the last half of the distance from 
Home Base to First Base, while the bab is being fielded to 
First Base, he runs outside the Three Feet Lines, as defined 
in Rule 7 unless to avoid a Fielder attempting to field a 
Batted Ball. 

EC. 7. If, in running id Base, from 

Second to Third Ba I Third to Home Base lie runs 

than three feet from a direct line between 
to avoid being touched by the ball in theham elder; 

but in c.i ' 'he Base Runnel's 

proper path, attempting to field a batted ball, then the 
Base Runner shall run out of the path, and behind said 
Fielder, and shall not be declared out for so doing. 

Sec. 8. 1£ he fails to avoid a Fielder attempting to field 
a batted ball, in the manner described in Sections 6 and 7 
of this Rule; or if he in any way obstructs a Fielder 
attempting to field a batted bad. or intentionally interl 
with a thrown bail; Provided, that if two or mere Fielders 
attempt to field a batted ball, and ihe Base Runner conies 
in c intact with one or more of them, the Umpire shall 
determine which Fielder is enl < the benefit of this 

Rule, and shall not decide the Base Runner out for coming 
111 contact wiin any oilier fielder. 

. 9. If, at any lime while the ball is in play, he be 
touched by the ball in the hands of a Fielder, unless'some 
part of his pers' ding a base he is entitled tooccupy. 

Provided, the ball bo held by the Fielder alter touching 
him; but (exception as to Fll in running to 

Base, he may overrun said base without being put out for 
being off said base after first touching it. provided he 
returns at once and retouches the base, after which he may 
be put out as at any other base. If. in overrunning First 
Base, he also attempts to run to second Base, or, after pass- 
ing the base he turns to his left from the foul line, he shall 
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Sec 10. If when a Fair or Foul Hit ball (other man a 
foul tip as referred to in Rule 39) is legally caught by a 
Fielder, such ball is legally held by a Fielder on the base 
occupied by the Base Runner when such ball was struck (or 
the Base Runner be touched with the ball in the hands of a 
Fielder), before he retouches said base aftei such Fair or 
Foul Hit ball was so caught. Provided that the I 
Runner shall not be out in such case, if, after the ball was 
legally caught as above, it be delivered to the bat by the 
Pitcher before the Fielder holds it on said base, or touches 
the Base Runner with it; but if the Base Runner in attempt- 
ing to reach a base, detaches it before being touched or 
forced out. he shall be declared safe. 

Sec. ii. If, when a Batsman becomes a Base Runnel, 
the First Base, or the Fust and Second Bases, or the First, 
Second and Third Bases, be occupied, any Base Runner so 
occupying a base shall cease to be entitled to hold it, until 
any following Base Runner is put out, and may bo put out 
at the next base or by being touchi d 1>\ the ball in the 
hands of a Fielder in the same manner as m running to 
First Base, at any time befon • e Runner 

is put out. 

Sec. i2. If a Fair Hit ball strike him before touching the 
Fielder, and m such case no base shall be run unless forced 
by the Batsman becoming a Base Runner, and no run shall 
be scored ; or any other Base Runner put 

Sec. 13. If when running to a base or return to 

a base, he fail to t. intervening bast- or bases if 

any, in the order prescribed in Rule 47, he may be put out at 
the base he fails to touch, or by being touched by the ball 
in the hands of a Fielder, in the same manner as in running 
to First Ba 

Sec. 14, If when the Umpire calls " Flay," after any sus- 
pension of a game he fails to return to and touch the base 
he occupied when " Time " was called before touching the 
next base. 

WHEN BATSMAN OR BASE RUNNER Is 01 T. 

Rule 51. The V; 11 declare the Batsman or B 

Runner out, without waiting lor a: i ision. 

in all eases where such player is put out in accordance with 
these rules, except as provided in Rule 50, Sections 10 and 

COACHING RULKS. 

o o 52 " ^e coachers are restricted to coaching the 
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remarks except to the Base Runner, and then orJy in words 
of necessary direction; and shall not use language which 
will in any manner refer to or reflect upon a player of the 
opposing club, the ampin spectators, and not more 

than twocoachers, who may be one player participating in 
the game and any other player under contract to it, in the 
uniform of either club, shall be allowed at any one time. 
To enforce the above, thi i of the opposite side may 

call the attention of the Umpire to the offence, and upon a 
repetition of the same, the offending player shall be debarred 
from further coaching during the game. 

THE SCORING OF RUNS. 

Rule 53. One run shall be scored every time a base 
runner, after having legally touched the first three bases, 
shall touch the Home Base before three men are put out by 
(exception). If the third man is forced out, or is put out 
before reaching First Base, a run shall not be scored. 

THE UMPIRE. 
Ri'i.K 54. The Umpire shall not be changed during the 

progress of a game, except for reason of illness or injury. 

MIS POWERS AM) JURISDICTION. 

Rule 55. Section i. The Umpire is mastc- of the Field 
from the commencement to the termination of the game, 
and is entitled to the respect of the spectators, ami any 
person offering any insult or indignity to him must be 
promptly ejected from the grounds. 

Sec 2' He must be invariable addressed by the players 
as Mr. Umpire; and he must compel the players to observe 
the provisions of all the Flaying Rule-, and he is hereby 
invested with authority to order any player to do or omit 
to do any act as he may deem necessary, to give force and 
effect to any and all of such provisions. 

SPECIAL Di I 
Rule 56. The Umpire's duties shall be as follows: 
Section 1. The Umpire is the sole and absolute judge 
of play. In no instance shall any person except the Captain 
of the competing teams be allowed to address him or 
question i. ons and they can only question him on 

an interpretation of the Rules. No Manager or any other 
officer of either club shall be permitted to go on the field or 
address the Umpire, under a penalty of a forfeiture of a 
game. 

Sec. 2. Before the commencement of a Game, the 
Umpire shall see that the rules governing all the materials 



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45 



of the game are strictly observed. He shall ask the Captain 
of the Home Club whether there are any special ground 
rules to be enforced, and if there are. be shall see that they 
are duly enforced, provided they do not conflict with any of 
these rules 

Sec. 3 The Umpire must keep the contesting nines play- 
ing constantly from the commencement of the game to its 
termination, allowing such delays only as arc rendered 
unavoidable by accident, injury or rain. He must, until the 
completion of the game, require the players of each side to 
promptly take their positions in the field as soon as the third 
man is put out, and must require the first striker of the 
opposite side to be in his position at the bat as soon as the 
fielders are in their places. 

Sec. 4. The Umpire shall count and call every " unfair 
ball" delivered by the Pitcher, and every "dead ball," if 
also an unfair ball, as a "ball, "and he shall also count and 
call every "strike." Neither a "ball "nor a "strike" shall 
be counted or called until the ball has passed the Home 
Base. He shall also declare every " Dead Ball," " Block," 
" Foul Hit," " Foul Strike," and " Balk." 

tKG " t'l.AV " AND "TIME." 

R.ULE 57. The Umpire must call " Play " promptly at the 
hour designated by the Home Club, and on the call of 
"Play" the game must immediately begin. When he calls 
"Time" play shall be suspended until he calls "Play" 
''Rain, and during the interim no player shall be put out, 
be run or run be scored. The Umpire shall suspend 
P'ay only i dent to himself or a player (but in case 

Of accident to a Fielder, "Time" shall not 'be called until 
the ball be returned to and held by the Pitcher, standing in 
osition), or in case rain 'alls so heavily that the specta- 
tors are compelled, by the severity of the storm, to seek 
shelter, in whli h ease he shall note the time of suspension, 
1 such rain continue to fall thirty minutes there- 
u ' l ''i, he shall terminate the game; or to enforce order in 
c ase of annoyani e from spectat 

RULE 58. The Umpire is only allowed, by the Rules, to 
If' "'' 'ime" in case of an accident to himself or a play 

"k," as referred to in Rule 3;, in case of rain, 

as defined by the Rule. 

INFLICTING FINKS. 

lini i"' E 5<> " ,e Unspire is empowered to inflict lines of 
, " l lLSS ll >an $5.00 nor more than $25.00 for the first offence 
Payers during the progress of a game, as follows: 



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PLAYING RULES. 



Section i. For improper language addressed to a spec- 
tator, the Umpire, or any player. 

Sec. 2. For the Captain or Coacher wilfully failing to 
remain within the legal bounds of his position, except upon 
an appeal by the Captain from the Umpire's decision upon 
a misinterpretation of the rules. 

Sec. 3. For the disobedience by a player of any other of 
bis orders or for any other violation of these rules. 

Sec. 4. In ease the Umpire imposes a fine on a player, 
he shall at once notify the Captain of the offending player's 
side, and shall transmit a written notice thereof to the 
President of the Association or League within twenty-four 
hours thereafter, under the penalty of having said fine taken 
from his own salary. 

Sec. = . The Umpire may remove a player for a violation 
of Section 1 of this Rule in lieu of a fine, but, under no cir- 
cumstances, shall he remove a player for a violation of Sec- 
tion 2 of this Rule, unless upon a repetition of the offence 
prescribed therein. 

FIELD RULES. 

Rule 60. No Club shall allow open betting or pool selling 
upon its ground, nor in any building owned oroccupiedby it. 

Rule 61. No person shall be allowed upon any part of 
the'field during the progress of the game, in addition to the 
players in uniform, the Manager on each side and the 
Umpire; except such officers of the law as may be present 
in uniform, and such officials of the Home Club as may be 
necessary to preserve the peace. 

Rule 62. No Umpire, Manager, Captain or player shall 
address the spectators daring the progress of a game, except 
in case of necessary explanation. 

RULE 63. Every Club shall furnish sufficient police force 
upon its own grounds to preserve order, and in the event of 
a crowd entering the field during the p of a game, 

and interfering with the play in any manner, the Visiting 
Club may refuse to play further until the field be cleared. 
If the ground be not cleared within fifteen minutes there- 
after, the Visiting Club may claim, and shall be entitled to, 
the game by a score of nine runs to none (no matter what 
number of innings have been played). 

GENERAL DEFINITIONS. 

Rule 64. " Play" is the order of the Umpire to begin 
the game, or to resume play after its suspension. 
Rule 65. • Time" is the orderof the Umpire to suspend 



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play. Such suspension must not extend beyond the day of 
the game. 
Rule 66. " ' : the announcement by the Umpire 

that 1 1 is terminated. 

Rule 67. "An Inning " is the term at bat of the nine 
players representing a Club in a game, and is completed 
when three of such players have been put out as provided 
in these rules. 

Rule 63. " A Time at Bat" is the term at bat of a Bats- 
man. It begins when he takes his position, and continues 
until he is put out or becomes a base runner; except when 
becar.se of being hit by a pitched ball, or in case of an 
illegal delivery by the Pitcher, or in case of a sacrifice hit 
purposely made to the infield which, not being a base hit, 
advances a base runner without resulting in a put out, 
except to the Batsman as in Rule 45- 

Rule 69. "Legal" or "Legally" signifies as required 
by these Rules. 

SI "KING. 

Rule 70. In promote uniformity in scoring 

Champion tie following instructions, suggest- 

ions and definitions are made for the benefit of scorers, and 

they are required to makeall scores in accordance therewith. 



1 ion 1. The first item in the tabulated score, after 
the player's name and position, shall be the number of 
times he lias been at bat during game. The time or times 
when the player has been sent to base by being hit by a 
pitched ball, by the Pitcher's illegal delivery, or by a base 
on balls, shall not lie included in this column. 

Sec, 2. In the second column should be set down the 
runs made by each player. 

Sec. 3. In the third' column should be placed the first 
base hits made by each player. A base hit should be 
scored in the following cases: 

When tin- Pall from the bat strikes the ground within the 
foul lines, .•Hid out of reach of the Fielders. 

When a hit ball is partially or wholly stopped by a Fielder 
ill motion, but such player cannot recover himself in time 
to handle the ball before the striker reaches First 1 

When a hit ball is hit so sharply to an in fielder that he 
Cannot handle it in time to put out the Batsman. In case of 
doubt over this class cf hits, s ise hit, and exempt 

the Fielder from the charge of an error. 



4* 



I I A VIM. \<\ i ES. 



When a ball is hit so slowly toward a Fielder that he can- 
not handle it m time to put out the Batsman. 

That in all eases where a Base Runner is retired by 
being hit by a batted ball, the Batsman should be credited 
with a base hit. 

When a batted ball hits the person or clothing of the 
Umpire, as defined in See. 5, Rule 48. 

Sec. 4. In the fourth column shall be placed Sacrifice 
hits, which shall be credited to the Batsman, who, when no 
one is out, or when but one man is out. advances a runner a 
base by a bunt sacrifice hit, which results in putting out the 
Batsman, or would so lesultif the ball were handled without 



Sei . 5. The number of opponents put out by each player 
shall be set down in the fifth 1 Where a batsman is 

given out by the Umpire for a foul strike, or where the 
Batsman fails to bat in proper order, the put out shall be 
scored to the Catcher. 

0. The number of times the player assists shall be 
set down in the sixth column. An assist should lie given to 
each player who handles the ball in assisting a run out or 
other play of the kind. 

An a player who makes a play 

in time to put a runner out, even if the player who could 
complete the play fails, thro the player 

assisi 

orally an , layer 

who hand.' : 1 handling the ball 

from the time he bat until it reaches the pi 

who makes the put out, or in thrown ball, to each 

player wh< leanly, and in such a way 

that a pn« out result ult if no error were made 

bv the receiver. * 



7. An error shall be given in the seventh column 
for each misplay which allows the Striker or base runner to 
make one or more bases whi have 

insured his being put 1 1 pitches," 

" base on balls," bases on thi I being struck by a 

••pitched ball," or m ca 1 J pitched balls, balks and 

passed balls, shall not be included in said column. In scor- 
ing errors of batted balls see Section 3 of this Rule. 



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STOLEN BASES. 

Si-.< . S. Stolen bases shall be scored as follows : 

Any attempt to steal a base must g< of the base 

runner, whether the ball is thrown wild or muffed by the 

fielder, but any manifest erroris to be charged to the fielder 

making the same. If the base runner advances another 

base be shall not be credited with B stolen base, and the 
fielder allowing the advancement is also to be charged with 
an error. If a base runner makes a start and a battery 
error is made, the runner secures the credit of a stolen base. 
and the battery error is scored against the player making 
it. Should a base runner overrun a base and then be put 
out, he shall receive the credit for the stolen base. If a 
Base Runner advances a base on a fly out, or gains two 
bases on a single base hit. or an infield out, or attempted 
out, he shall be credited with a stolen base, provided there 
is a possible chance and a palpable attempt made to retire 
him. 

EARNED RUNS. 

Sei . 'j. An earned run shall be scored every time the 
i '.aches the home base unaided by errors before 
chances have been offered to retire the side. 



MMAKY. 



Rm E 71. The Summary shall contain 
Section 1. The nnmbi ned runs mad< 

side. 

Tile number of two-base hits made 



player, 
player. 

Si" . 5. 



by each 
The number of three-base hits made by each 



The number of home runs made by each player. 
The number of bases stolen by each player. 

number of double and triple plays made by 
fcachi of the players assisting m the same. 

Sec. 7. The number of men given bases on called balls 
; i Pitcher. 

number of men given bases from being hit 
-alls. 

9. The number of men struck out. 

10. The number of passed balls by each Catcher. 
: 1. The number of wild pitches by each Pitcher. 
12. The time of game. 

Sec. 13. The name of the Umpire. 



INDEX TO RULES AND REGULATIONS. 

The Ground 

The Field 

vCatcher's Lines 

Foul Lines 

Player's Lines 

The Captain's and Catcher's Lines 

Three Feet Lines 

Pi seller's Plate 

The Bases 

Batsman's Lines 

The Home Base 

First, Second and Third Bases 

Lines must be Marked 

The Ball 

Weight and Size (i) 

Number Balls Furnished (2) 

Furnished by Home Club (3) 

Replaced if 'Injured (4) 

The Bat 

Material of 

Shape of 

THE PLAYERS AND THEIR POSITIONS. 

Number of Players in Game 

Players' Positions 

Players not to Sit with Spectators 

Club Uniforms 

Players' Benches 



RULE. 

I 
2 

3 
4 
5 
6 

7 
8 

9 
to 
1 1 
12 
13 

'4 
14 
M 
14 
'4 
15 



|6 

17 

IS 

19 
20 



THE GAME. 

Time of Championship Game 

Number of Innings (2) 

Termination of Game (a) 

Tile Winning Run (b) 

A Tie Game 

A 1 >raw ( lame 

ne 

A Forfeited Came 

Failure of the Nine to Appear (ij 

Refusal of One Side to Play (2) 

Failure to Resume Playing ... (3) 

If a Team Resorts to Dilatory Practice (4) 

Wilful Violation 

1 lis tbeying ' )rder to Remove Player 

Written Notice to President (7) 

No Came 

Substitutes 



21 
21 

21 
21 
22 
23 
24 
25 



25 
25 
25 
25 
26 

27 



One or more Substitute Players (1) 

Extra Player (2) 

• Runner (3) 

Choice df Innings — Condition of Grounds 

The Pitcher's Position 

Delivery of the Ball— Fair Ball 

Unfair Hall 

Balking 

Motion i" Deceive (1) 

Delay by Molding. (2) 

Pitcher Outside of Lines (3) 

A Dead Ball 

A Foul Strike 

Block Balls 

Stopped by Person not in Game (1) 

Ball Returned (2) 

Base Runner must Stop 1(3) 

The Batsman's Position— Order of Batting 

Where Players must Remain 

Space Reserved for Umpire 12) 

Space Allotted Players "at Bat " (3) 

Batting Rules— Fair Hit 

Foul Hit 

Bunt Hit 

Batted Ball Outside Grounds 

A Fair Baited Hall 

Strikes 

Ball by Batsman (1) 

Fair Ball Delivered by Pitcher (2) 

Attempt to Make Foul Hit (3) 

Foul Hit while Attempting a Bunt Hit (4) 

Ball Struck at after Touching Batsman's 
Person (5) 

A Foul Strike j 

The Batsman is ' Hit 

Failing to Take Position at Bat in Order (1) 

1 'Pake Position within One Minutl 

being Called (2) 

If lie Mai I Hit (3) 

If He .Males a Foul Strike (4) 

Attempt to Hinder Catcher 

Three Strikes ('ailed by Umpire (6) 

Attempt to MakeaPoulHil After '1' wo strikes 

have been Called (7) 

Eiira While Making Third Strike (S) 

If He Hits a Fly Ball that can be Handled by 
Infielder while First Base Occupied with Only 
( Ine ( »ut to) 

If Third Strike in Called (10) 



27 
27 
27 

28 

29 
30 
31 

32 
32 
32 
32 
33 
34 
35 
35 
35 
35 
36 

37 

37 
37 
38 

39 

40 

It 
42 
43 
43 
43 
43 
43 

43 

44 
45 
45 

45 
45 
45 
45 

45 

45 
45 



45 
45 



BASE RUNNING RULES. rule. 

The Batsman Becomes a Base Runner 46 

After a Fair Hit (1) 46 

After Four Balls are Called ( 2 ) 46 

After Three Strikes are Declared (3) 46 

If Hit by Ball While at Bat (4) 46 

After Illegal Delivery of Ball (5) 46 

Bases to be Touched 47 

Entitled to Bases 48 

If Umpire Call Four Balls (1) 48 

If Umpire Award Succeeding Batsman Base, .(2) 48 

If Umpire Calls Balk (3) 48 

If Pitcher's Ball Passes Catcher (4) 48 

Ball Strikes Umpire (5) 48 

Prevented from Making Base (b) 48 

Fielder Stops Ball (7) 48 

Returning to Bases 49 

If Foul Tip (i) 49 

If Foul Stroke (2) 49 

If Dead Ball (3) 49 

If Person of Umpire Interferes with Catcher. .(4) 49 

If the Ball Touches the Batsman's Person ... .(5) 49 

Base Runner Out 50 

Attempt to Hinder Catcher from Fielding Ball (1) 50 

If Fielder Hold Fair Hit Ball (2) 50 

Third Strike Ball Held by Fielder (3) 50 

Touched with Ball after Three Strikes (4) 50 

Touching First Base (5) 50 

Running from Home Base to First Base (6) 50 

Running from First to Second Base (7) 50 

Failure to Avoid Fielder (S) 50 

Touched by Ball While in Play (9) 50 

Fair or Foul Hit Caught by Fielder (10) 50 

Batsman Becomesa Base Runner (n) 50 

Touched by Hit Ball Before Touching Fi'elder(ia) 50 

Running to Base (13) 50 

Umpire Calls Play (14) 50 

When Batsman or Base Runner is Out 51 

Coaching Rules 52 

Scoring of Runs 53 

THE UMPIRE. . 

The Umpire 54 

When Master of the Field (1) 55 

Must Compel Observance of Playing Rules. .. .(2) 55 

Special Duties 56 

Is Sole Judge of Play (1) 56 

Shall See Rules Observed before Commencing 

Game (2) 56 



Must Keep Contesting Nines Playing (3) 

Must Countand Call Balls (4) 

Umpire Must Call Play 

Umpire Allowed to Call Time 

Umpire is Empowered to Inflict Fines 

For Indecent Language (1) 

Wilful Failure o£ Captain to Remain within 

Bounds (2) 

Disobedience of a Player (3) 

Shall Notify Captain (4) 

Repetition of Offences (5) 

FIELD RULES. 

No Club Shall Allow Open Betting 

Who Shall be Allowed in the Field 

Audience Shall Not be Addressed 

Every Club Shall Furnish Police Force 



GENERAL DEFINITIONS. 



Plav.. 
Time. 
Game. 



An Inning 

A Time at Bat . 
Legal . 



Scoring 

Batting 11) 

Runs Made (2) 

Base Hits (3) 

Sacrifice Hits (4) 

Fielding (5) 

Assists (6) 

Errors (7) 

Stolen Bases (8) 

Earned Runs (9) 

The Summary 

Number of Earned Huns (1) 

Number of Two Base Hits (2) 

Number of Three Base Hits (3) 

Number of Home Runs (4) 

Number of Stolen Bases . .(5) 

Number of Double and Triple ' '.ames (6) 

Bases on Called Balls (7) 

Bases from being Hit (8) 

Men Struck Out (9) 

Passed Balls (10) 

Wild Pitches (") 

Time of Game (12) 

Name of Umpire (13^ 



56 

56 
57 
58 
59 
59 

59 
59 
59 
59 



60 
61 
62. 
63 



64 
65 
66 

67 
68 
69 
70 
70 
70 
70 
7" 
70 
70 
70 
70 
TO 
7' 
71 
71 
71 
71 
7' 
71 
71 
"I 
71 
7t 
71 
71 
7. 



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ANNUAL MEETING OF BOARD Ol DIRE! TORS. 



ANNCAI. WKETING OF THE BOABl) or DIRECTORS. 



ANNI'AI. MEETING OF THE HOARD OK DIRECTORS OF THE 

NATIONAL LEAGUE AND AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF 

PROFESSIONAL BASE HALL CLUBS, HELD AT THE 

FIFTH AVENUE HOTEL, NEW YORK CITY 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER I?, 

I893. 

Meeting called to order at 11:20 o'clock a. m. 

Present : 

N. E. Young, Chairman; Messrs. Brush, Soden, Talcott, 
Yonder Ahe, Von der Horst and Hart, Directors. 

The Secretary presented a tabular statement of champion- 
ship games won and lost during the season of 1893. On 
motion, the following resolution was adopted: 

Resolved, That the Boston Base Ball Club of Boston, 
Mass., having won the greatest percentage of games in the 
championship series, is hereby awarded the base ball 
championship of the Uni for the year 1893. 

The following resolution was adopted: 

Resolved, That it appears upon inquiry, that certain 
clubs have not paid into the League Treasury the full 
amount of the assessment due under the provisions of 
Sections 48 and 49 of the League Constitution, Therefore 
be it resolved, that all matters in dispute regarding such 
unpaid assessments be referred to the National League and 
American Association at their annual meeting. 

The report of the Treasurer was received and accep 

In the matter of the appeal of Mr. Gaffney, on motion the 

treasurer was authorized in his discretion, to pay Mr. 

ney one-half of the amount of salary deducted, and 

claimed to be due him, by reason of time lost on account of 

injury sustained in umpiring a championship game. 

The Secretary presented the appeal of the Washington 
Club against the New York Club by reason of the change 



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of hour for commencing championship game played on the 
grounds of the latter, June 17, 1893. 

The claim of the Washington Club was unanimously dis- 
allowed. On motion adjourned subject to the call of the 

Chairman. 

N. E. Young, Chairman. 



Signed, Jas. A. Hart, 

Chris. VoNDER Ahe, 
A. H. Soden, 

" J. T. Brush, 

" H. R. VoNDER Horst, I 

E. B. Taicott. I 



Directors. 



ANNUAL MEETING 111 NATIONAL LEAGI 1:. 



ANNUAL MEETING OF THE NATIONAL LEAGUE AM) AMERICAN 

ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL BASE BALL CLUDS HELD 

AT THE FIFTH AVENUE HOTEL, NEW YORK, 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1?, 1893. 

Meeting called to order at 5:35 r, m. 
Present: 

A. II. Soden and W, A. Conaiit, representing the Boston 
Base Ball Association. 

C. Yonder Ahe, representing the St. Louis Base Ball 
Association. 

E. B. Taicott. representing the National Exhibition Com- 
pany. 

W. \V. Kerr, representing the Pittsburg Athletic Com- 
pany. 

P. De H. Robison, representing the Cleveland Base Ball 
Company. 

J. Geo. Ruckstuhl, representing the Louisville Base Ball 
'any. 

II R. Vonder Horst, representing the Baltimore Base 
Ball and Exhibition Company. 

Jno. J. Rogers and A. J. Reach, representing the Phila- 
delphia Ball Club. 



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C. H. Byrne and F. A. Abel], representing the Brooklyn 
Base Ball Club. 

J. T. Brush and N. A. Lloyd, representing the Cincinnati 
Base Ball Club. 

F. S. Elliott, representing t|ie National Washington Base 
Ball Club. 

Jas. A. Hart, representing the Chicago Ball Club. 

On motion the reading of minutes of previous meetings 
•was dispensed with. 

The report of the Board of Directors was received and 
accepted. 

The following amendments were made to the League 
Constitution. (See Constitution.) 

i In motion the amendment offered by Mr. Robison as 
to disciplining players for intemperance or disorderly con- 
duct be referred to the Committee on Rules that may here- 
after be appointed. 

Also a motion to amend coaching rule was referred to 
Rules Committee, and all club members were requested to 
suggest any amendments that they deemed proper for the 
consideration of said Committee. 

It was also unanimously agreed that all suggestions as to 
changes or proposed amendments to the Playing Rules, be 
referred to the Playing Rules Committee. 

The following named gentlemen were selected as 
Directors jfor the ensuing year, viz.. : A. H. Soden, E. B. 
Talcott, C. H. Byrne, J. A. Hart, W. W. Kerr and J. T. 
Brush. 

On motion the President was authorized to appoint the 
Playing Rules Committee. 

On motion Mr. N. B. Young was authorized and in- 
structed to prepare a schedule for season of 1S94. 

The following named gentlemen were elected members 
•of the National Board: A. H. Soden, C. H. Byrne, N. E. 
Young. 

On motion adjourned to meet at 10:30 a. m. on the follow- 
ing day. 






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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER id, 189,3. 

Meeting called to order at 1 1 45 a. m. 

The following named gentlemen were appointed a Com- 
mittee on Rules, viz. : Jno. T. Brush, Chris. Vonder Ahe 
and A. J. Reach. 

It was unanimously agreed that when this meeting 
adjourns it adjourns to meet at the Fifth Avenue Hotel, 
in New York City, on Monday, February 26, 1894, at 12 
o'clock noon. 

On motion, the League proceeded to consider the question 
referred to this body by the Board of Directors in relation 
to moneys withheld from the League by several club mem- 
bers in their settlement with the Philadelphia Club. 

Mr. Vonder Ahe submitted the following preamble and 
resolutions, which were adopted: 

Whereas, from the report of the Board of Directors, and 
the subsequent report of the Secretary and Treasurer, it 
appears that several of the club member* of this League 
and Association have not paid into the sinking fund of this 
organization the percentages of receipts called for by the 
Constitution, and have not complied with the requirements 
of our Constitution in determining and settling business 
affairs between each other. 

It also appears that this condition of affairs has been 
brought about by a misunderstanding or misconstruction of 
certain stipulations and agreements discussed and passed 
upon at the Indianapolis meeting of the National League 

lal Base Ball Clubs immediately prior to the 

formation of the present organization, December, 1891, 
bearing upon the consolidation of the clubs of the National 
League and American Association, which resulted in the 
organization of the present body known as the National 
League and American Association of Professional Base 
Ball Clubs. After a full discussion of all the questions 
involved, and realizing the propriety of arriving at a con- 
clusion which will efface all existing differences, and in a 



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ANNUAL MEETING OF NATIONAL LEAGUE. 



spirit of the harmony anil respect for mutual interests which 
hus so far governed this annual meeting, be it 
Resolved, That all matters of difference affecting the 

payment and receipt of moneys due from one club to 
another during the season of 1893 be terminated, and that 
each club shall retain and hold all such receipts except in 
such cases as are in do way affected or governed by the 
above referred to or so-called Indianapolis Agreement. 

Resolved, That the stipulation or agreement, which 
appears of record, as having been entered into in Indian- 
apolis, December 15, 1S91, by the National League of 
Professional Base Ball Clubs, prior to consolidation, be 
hereby withdrawn and abrogated. 

Resolved, That hereafter, all agreements or stipulations 
to the contrary, the provisions of the- Constitution affecting- 
division of gate receipts and percentages shall be adhered 
to precisely as all other requirements of said Constitution. 

On motion, adjourned to meet at 10:30 a. M, on the fol- 
lowing day. 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17. 1 893. 

Meeting called to order at n :4s a. m. 

It was moved and seconded that the schedule for 1S94 be 
upon the same plan as that for 1893. The President was 
unanimously authorized to appoint a stall of umpires for 
1894 n ling seven in number. The following resolu- 

tion was adopt' 

Resolved, That an emergency committee be appointed t.> 
receive all applications for franchises in the National 
League and American Association of Professional Base 
Ball ( 

The following named gentlemen were elected to consti- 
tute the Committee under the above resolution, viz: A. H. 
Soden, Jno. J. Finish and C. II. Byrne. 

N11 further business appearing on motion, adjourned. 

N. E. Young, 
President and Secretary. 



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59 



RECONVENED ANNUAL MEETING OF THE NATIONAL LEAGUE AND 

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OK PROFESSIONAL UASE HALL CLUBS, 

HELD AT THE FIFTH AVENUE HOTEL, NEW YORK CITY, 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1894. 

Meeting called to order at 1 P. M. 

Present: 

A. M. Soden and W. H. Conant, representing the Boston 
Base Ball Association. 

Chris Vonder Ahe, representing the St. Louis Base Ball 
Association. 

C. Van Cott and E. B. Talcott, representing the National 
Exhibition Co. 

W. W. Kerr and P. L. Auten, representing the Pittsburg 
Athletic Co. 

Edw. Hanlon, representing the Baltimore Base Ball and 
Exhibition Co. 

F. DeH. Robison, representing the Cleveland Base Ball 
Co. 

J. Geo. Kuckstuhl, representing the Louisville Base Ball 
Co. 

A. J. Reach and Jno. I. Rogers, representing the Phila- 
delphia Ball Clttb. 

Jas. A. Hart, representing the Chicago League Ball Club. 

I .. Abel! and Chas. H. Byrne, representing the Brook- 
lyn Base Ball Club. 

Jno. T. Brush, representing the Cincinnati Base Ball 
Club. 

Geo. W. Wagner and Frank S. Elliott, representing the 
National Washington Base Hall Club. 

On motion, the reading of minutes of previous meeting 
was dispensed with. On motion, the regular order of busi- 
ness was suspen 

The League proceeded to consider amendments to the 
Constitution and Playing Rules, pending the consideration 
of which, on motion adjourned to meet at 10.30 a. m. on the 
following day. 



6o 



ANNUAL MEETING OF NATIONAL LEAGUE. 



TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1894. 

Meeting called to order at 12.20 p. m. and resumed the 
consideration of amendments to the Constitution and Play- 
ing Rules, which, as amended, were adopted as follows: 
(See Constitution and Playing Rules). 

On motion, Messrs. Byrne and Young were constituted a 
Committee to consider and accept a cup with authority to 
formulate conditions under which it will be contested for. 
The following resolution was adopted: 

Resolved, That the office of chief of umpires be hereby 
created to assist the president in the selection and control of 
the umpires and the regulation and interpretation of their 
duties, and 

Resolved, That in view of his long and honorable con- 
nection with base ball and the desirability of continuing his 
official connection with the national game, Harry Wright is 
hereby elected as such chief of umpires. Such office, unless 
renewed by a vote of the League, shall be vacated and dis- 
continued at the expiration of one year from this date. 

The Secretary was instructed to issue a weekly bulletin 
showing the standing of each League club in the champion- 
ship race on Monday of each week. 

The Schedule Committee submitted his report which was 
adopted. 

No further business appearing, on motion adjourned. 

N. K. Young, 
President and Secretary, 



- 



OFFICERS AM) PLAYERS. 



6l 



OFFICERS AND PLAYERS. 

The following is an official list of the officers of the 
National League and American Association of Professional 
Base Ball Clubs, and officers and players of clubs, members 
thereof, for the season of 1894, so far as completed to 
March, 1894. 

N. E. YOUNG, Pres. and Sec. 

Box 536, Washington, D. C. 



A. H. Soden, 
E. B. Talcott, 



DIRECTORS. 
C. H. Byrne, 
J. A. Hart, 



W. W. Kerr, 
J no. T. Brush. 



CHICAGO BALL CLUB OF CHICAGO, ILL. 

Jas. A. Hart, President, Jno. A. Brown Secretary. 

Suite 34 Hartford Building. 

Adrian C. Anson, Captain and Manager. 



M. J. Kittredge, 
Wis. McGill, 
B. W. Abbey, 
Frank Donnelly, 
Clark Griffith, 
Martin S. Lee, 
W. K. Wilmot. 



W. A. Lange, 
S. M. Dungan, 
F. W. Clausen, 
Geo. A. Decker, 
W. S. Camp, 
W. E. Parrott, 



Win, Dahlen, 
Wm. Schriver, 
L. R. Camp, 
R. J. Glenalvin, 
Chas. E. Irwin, 
W. F. Hutchison, 



CLEVELAND BASE BALL COMPANY OF 
CLEVELAND, OHIO. 



F. DeH. Rohinson, 

President. 



J. Howard Rohinson 

Treasurer. 



J. K. Virtue, 
Geo. Cuppy, 
E. J. McKean, 
C. L. Zimmer, 



Wm. Ewing, 
Jno. O'Connor, 
J. C. Burkett, 
C. H. Dewald. 



Jas. McGarr, 
Oliver Tebeau, 
C. L. Childs, 



BOSTON BASE BALL ASSOCIATION OF BOSTON, 
MASS. 

A. H. Soden, President, J. B. Billings, Treasurer, 

No. 116 Water St. Box 1751. 



W. M. Nash, 
Hugh Duffy, 
Thos. J. Lovett, 



Hermann C. Long, R. L. Lowe, 

F. H. Connaughton, 

T. F. McCarthy, C. W. Ganzel. 



62 OFFICERS AND PLAYERS. 

BROOKLYN BASE BALL CLUB. 

C. H. Byrne, President. V . A. Ahei.l, Treasurer. 

Eastern Base Ball Park. 



Thos. P. Burns, 
D. L. Font/, 
Geo. O. Sharrott, 
Edward F. Stein, 
Wm. Shindle. 



T. P. Daly, 
Geo. Lachance, 
I). W. Daub, 
Geo. Tredway, 



Con. F. Daily, 
< fei i. O. Shock, 
Thos. P. Kinslow, 
P. Gilbert, 



BALTIMORE BASE BALL& EXHIBITION COMPANY. 

Edward Hanlon, President. H. R. Von dek Horst, Treas. 
Herman Von der Horst, Secretary. 

W. J. Clarke, W. F. Horner, W. Robinson. 

CINCINNATI BALL CLUB, CINCINNATI, O. 



J no. T. Brush, 

/'resident. 

J. E. Conavan, 
. W. Holliday, 
J. A. McCarthy, 
Connie Murphy. 



N. Ashley Lloyd, Sec. and Treas. 
Court and Plumb Sis. 



Geo. Cross, 
W. A. Latham, 
T. J. Niland. 



Frank Dwyer, 
Frank H. Motz, 
Geo. J. Smith, 



LOUISVILLE BASE BALL COMPANY, 

VILLI-:, KY. 



Loris- 



Fred Drexi.er, Jr., /'resident. T.J. Batman, Treas. 

Wm. Barntk, Manager. 



Wm. Brown, 
Tim O'Rourke, 
N. F. Pfeffer, 



Jerry Denny, 
'Wm'. Whitrock, 
W. B. Weaver, 



J no. Menefee, 

M. Kilroy, 
Thos. Brown. 



NEW YORK BALL CLUB, NEW YORK CITY. 

C. C. Van Cott, Prest. E. B. Talcott, Treas. 
Jno, M. Ward, Capt. and Man'gr. 16 ana ' 18 Broad St. 



E. I). Burke, 
J. J. Doyle, 
M. J. Tiernan, 
H. Westervelt, 

Jouctt Mcekin. 



R. Conner, 
Geo. S. Davis, 
Wilson, 
L. S. German, 



Clarke, 
Wm. H. Murphy, 
G. E. Van Ilaltren, 
Wm. B. Fuller, 



OFFICERS AND PLAYERS. 



63 



NATIONAL WASHINGTON BASE BALL CLUB. 
Geo. W. Wagner, President, (J. II. Schmelz, Manager. 

Ed. Cartwright, D. E. Dugdale, Chas. Esper, 

[no. Egan, W. L. Hassamaer, Mercer, 

Jas. McGuire, Jno. McMahon, Paul A. Radford, 

Albert Selback, Frank Ward, G.B.Stephens, 

Dave R. Thompson, Jno. Strieker, Geo. Tebeau, 

O. II. Stocksdale, C. L. Abbey, J. H. McMahon, 
Win. Joyce. 

PITTSBURG BASE BALL CLUB, 'PITTSBURG, PA. 

\V. W. Kerr, President. Liberty St. 

A. C. Buckenburger, Manager. 



J. P. Beckley, 
P. Ehret, 
A. C. Gumbert, 
A. P. Lukins, 
Connie Mack, 
Win. Terry, 



L. Bierhauer, 

Win. M. Earle, 
F. Killen, 
Elmer E. Smith, 
Jacob Stenzel, 



P. J. Donovan, 

J. W. Glasscock, 
Phil. Knell, 
Dennis Lynns, 
Geo. E. Niehol, 



Frank Scbeibeck, J. Sudden, 



ST. LOUIS BASE BALL CLUB, ST. LOUIS, MO. 
Chris Von der Aiik, President, 2809 Grand Ave. 



Theo. Breitenstein, Chas. Frank. 

C. H. Peitz, Jno. Rappold, 

P. W. Wi 1 Jno. Cleiner. 

C. J. Crooks, G. F. Miller, 



Win. Goodcnough, 
A. Twincham, 
Jos. Quinn, 
F, Shugert 



PHILADELPHIA BALL CLUB, PHILADELPHIA, PA. 



A. J. Reach, 

President. 
A. 

Jno. Clements, 
E. J. Delehanty, 
Ceo. S. 11.: 
I. B. Taylor, 
G. Allen, 



Jno. I. Rogers, Treas., 

So 11 tti 6th St. 
A. Irwin, Manager. 

Wilfred Carsey, J. J. Callahan, 

W. R. Hamilton, Fred Hartman, 

GllS McGinnis, Chas. T. Reilly, 

Geo. A. Turner, GusWeyhing, 

S. L. Thompson, Jno. II. Sharrott. 






64 



OFFICIAL AVERAGES. 



THK LEAGUE OFFICIAL AVERAGES FOB 1893. 

The following tables are those made up by Secretary N. 
E. Young, and they present the best analysis of the season's 
play in the League championship arena which the incom- 
plete scoring rules of the League code admit of. It will be 
seen that the batting average record.given below, places Sten- 
gel of the Ptttsburgh club as the leading batter of the season, 
simply because he has the highest base hit percentage, while 
Ewing of the Clevelands, who had a base hit average of 
.371 is seventh on the list, and yet Stenzel's work at the bat 
does not compare for a moment with that of Ewing in the bat- 
ting which forwards runners, the former making but 12 sac- 
rifice hits to Ewing's 35, and stealing but 13 bases to E wing's 
53. Here are the official averages in question: 
BATTING RECOBD 

OK FLAYERS WHO HAVE TAKEN 1'ART IN FIFTEEN OR MORE 
CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES. SEASON OF 1 S93. 







Namb 


Club 


en 

§ 

3 
■■ 


i 

< 


1 

3 


% 
& 
ft 


c 

h 
a 

£ 


n 
e^ 

118 

188 

2.1H 

316 
818 

24S 
263 
98 
346 

•27 7 
47 
69 

218 

47 

220 

14 i 


w 

CO 

s 

39 
88 

31 


to 






51 
32 
131 
130 
133 


198 
349 
537 

■;;;;■ 


66 
111 


81 


.409 
.396 

.37s 
.377 
.373 
.372 
.371 
.371 
.370 
,366 

.860 

.3.1(1 
.359 
.360 
.848 


18 






41 


Davis 


Boston 

Philadelphia.. 


112 199 

144 179 


60 

18 

■11 


Burkett 


Clevelatd 


121 (80 

114.477 

.,7 214 

132 B88 


41 311 


Swing 


11H 

:i7 

145 

119 

9 

29 
Lis 
90 

20 

129 
69 
129 

81 
89 
49 
19 

106 

143 
30 

ll(i 
:;; 

123 

119 
113 

100 

22 
108 


177 

7(1 
218 
188 

::<: 

49 
1 id 
172 

37 
176 

93 
194 
199 

IKS 

lis 

30 

168 

1 60 
64 

1 54 
CO 


36 
in 
40 
28 
1 
7 
31 
28 
2 


68 

Ml 


!■:. Smith 


36 


Pittsburgh 


128 
23 

11(1 


500 

99 
441 


•is 






7 


Merrill 




:: 






49 






11.1 47s 


■11 


Cooley 




26 
123 

74 
134 

ill 
132 

ei 

26 


11)3 
602 
267 
.'...7 
487 
649 
349 
(in 


11 


burgh 






25 8 


.1. SI Ward 




.3-ls 249 


III 72 


cocfc 


St. Louis, Pittsburgh 


.347 
342 
.338 
.333 
.! 82 

.331 
.331 
331 


204 
166 


43 39 
28 62 

"3 111 




NVw York, Brooklyn 
Cincinnati ., 


43 12| 7 




122 475 


220 28 25 




m 

•111 
no 

•1.1 


481 
163 
169 

IS! 


09 1'. 27 






69 3 (i 






188 48 49 


Twltchell 




84 11 6 




127 475 
132 667 
124 471 
126 610 

36 120 
131 497 

as 154 


166 328 


201 26 ID 


Mailman 


Philadelphia 


186 
164 
166 
39 


32S 

.327 
.826 

.325 
.324 


247 44 21 
239 4441 




McKean 


Cleveland 


261 63 16 

-14 9 4 








">4s 64 24 






32 60 


.3241 63 01 7 



OFFICIAL AVERAG1 . 

d. — Continued. 



Same. 




i. 

3 

1 

a 


5s 


■r. 

a 
■2 


_ 
i 

- 

7. 


a 

u 

p. 


si 


- 
I. 


ad 






21 

SO 

135 

mi 

M 
03 
131 
26 
121 
120 
121 
:;: 
It 

124 
n: 

1117 
61 
BE 
91 
41 
[04 
127 
126 
118 

117 
OS 
82 

128 

Ml 

1,7 

121 

11!) 


77 

807 

too 

3S1 
313 

874 
162 
82 


14 

56 

111 

7(1 

54 


25 
100 
168 
123 

Ml 


.324 

.322 
.322 
.322 
.322 
.318 
,318 


36 

13,11 
234 

ISO 

170 

203 

14 

233 

212 
169 
46 

Is 
286 
216 
182 

87 

99 
HI 

70 
164 

104 
209 
187 

100 

2IH 


B 
14 


4 


Doyle 




,I'| 












32' 13 


Lark In 


Washington 


18 3 


Wilmot 










Pittsburgh 


103 


117 


31 
11 






Pittsburgh 








507 nil 
(65 120 

460 102 
111 26 

190 [jo 

461 us 


160 .M7 

147 3ir. 






Boston 


37 •>' 


T. O'Rourke 

G. llmiteM 




145 

:■.«; 

17 
163 
111 
138 

76 

us 
113 

61 
128 

Ml 
138 

1 12 
161 
117 
106 


.313 
.315 
.314 
.312 
.31 1 
.310 
.300 
309 
.300 

.303 
.309 

.3,117 

.806 
,806 

.305 


30 
9 


28 


M. Kellv 

tell? 


New York 


r. 






Dahlcri. . . 










114 

241 

221 
861 

lor 
413 
468 

182 
348 

ltiii 
111 
272 
4i',7 
If, 1 


85 
88 
21 
71 
31 
79 

102 
07 
86 
71 

106 
84 
82 

117 

86 
68 

M 

68 

M 


12 1 1 












15 

33 

4 
31 
88 
24 

3,3 

32 
36 
14 


8 












1 






17 


ftfcPhee 






T. Daly 


Brooklyn 


43 








J. O'Rourke 


Washington. 


19 






"1 












Nash 


213 11 


;■; 










New Vork 








140 ■ | 










Pittsburgh 


40 111 

20 71 
50,211 

24| 88 
131 ..., 
8a 350 

21 66 

14 161 
















64 
199 

23 
89 

40 
107 

11- 
211 
22 
7", 








35 11 






102 140 

111, 21 
40 (',4 
12| 26 
1 II 104 

50 103 


.296 

296 

.204 
■"II 












Chicago 

si. Louia 




Ilawlcv 


1 




SI. Louis 


21 r.o 


Taylor 




24 

20 

o 



29 
29 

20 
38 


26 






1 10 
11 


159 294 


'13 






? 


Kllien 




II 






Rfl inl '"«) 178 


1 








(fill 2S9 210 








116 


1 IS 


92 132 .288 170 

247 146 

07 111 ,287 154 


■!•• 


Vlrtae 




06 862 


1" 


Grimm 




"2 
100 


386 
480 
206 


34 ir, 






2st; 155 26 22 


Dailey 


34 69'.286 74 






66 



OFFICIAL A\ ERAGES. 



BA1 riNO RECORD. — Continued. 



Nasik. 


Ci.n:. 


i 


< 


■J. 
a 

W 

27 
73 

88 


1 

V 

"ei 

53 
138 

17 


3 

- 

1 

.286 
.284 
.283 

.283 

MO 


:~ 

'.ft 
66 
22 1 
191 
27 
91 
163 
41 
4-> 


WW 
w ft 


OunsoD 


St Loals, Cleveland 


4* 186 
12-1 485 

18 60 

115 137 

29 107 

SI 112 
81 322 


8 9 






16 12 


Alli'll . 




1(1 7 






51 1 








17 5 




Brooklyn 

Ltoston 

XewYori 


oft 123 .281 


37 18 





16 30 
67 1 1 


.280 


81 
8 7 






.279 166 
.271 II 

.276 U11 


20 21 


Abbe; 




11 

51 

62 

10 

11 


81 

8ft 
ST 
41 
17 

■>:: 


7' 8 






16 19 






1 1 21 ' 






12 3 


Gllks 




.274 
.27.'! 
,278 


1ft 
66 


4 8 






1 :; 





Baltimore, Cincinnati 


1ft 23 

27 4^ 


6 32 
10 1 

ft 15 

22 5 
4 2 
8 5 




Sew Yori 


S3 118 

1-1 475 
38 14ft 

a i w 

44 171 

88 111 
41 167 
77 297 


7:; 

33 
16 
85 
87 

78 

53 
24 
10 
26 

13 

14 


51 
SI 

128 
40 

119 
S9 
92 

1 i 
69 
87 

41 


.271 lxi 

.26& 63 

■■ 






Tfeadna) 


30 27 

1 1 5 







St. Louis 


.264 
.262 
.261 


120 
49 

si 

4" 
56 


18 11 
13 2 






14 8 










11 ft 












259 In* 


■21 6 








105 

118 











125 


100 

15 
17 

II 

e 

r; 

104 


135 
27 
30 
28 


i 42 21 




Cuppy 

; 


.267 
.254 
264 


87 

4ft 

ftT 

177 


6 1 








Heakin . 


29 11" 
ft] 344 

113 448 
69 194 
41 163 
4- 179 

128 426 


ft u 


r 




land 

rooklyn 

Philadelphia 



Lonlsvllle 


87 .253 

131 .ft.'.:; 


1 1 26 

■'• 66 


Belli; 


no 100 

252 1 14 

21 41 

22 45 . 

ft:; 107 .261 138 







41 30 
19 ., 




11 t 




ind . ... 


11 4 




2ft 31 






21 21 
18 20 .251 

78 113 .'217 


142 


" 1 






8 1 




Cincinnati, I 





OJ PU IA1. A\ ERAGES. 

batti ■:>.—< 'ontinued. 



67 



Xamk. 


Club. 


= 

T- 

3 


I 

< 


i. 

81 

33 


i 

» 

48 

i'.ii 


. 

! 

_ 
— 

.2411 
.24i> 
.244 

.24:: 
.242 
.241 

.211 

.239 
.238 

.2 14 
.2114 
,229 
,229 

.22 s 

.226 

o-)ii 


M 

f-' 

51 
86 
169 

lis 
7" 

154 
'.12 
52 

145 
22 

123 
42 
58 
23 
23 

131 

11 
67 
711 
57 
17 
19 
21 
11 
2 s 


« 


■/.' 






130 is? 




Smith 




111 4 




64 lis 
Hi 27 
21 53 
66 12.; 

25 39 

62 liM 
10 18 
82 98 

29 « 
9 20 

ss 104 
62 105 




Stein 






111 
0,0 


8 4 
8 2 




Washington 








l:i:> 522 
63 244 

1 i - 436 

120 119 
43 146 

11- 430 
58 222 


34 25 
1511 
11 4 


Mllllgan 


Baltimore, New York 


Nichols 






Keefe 


Philadelphia . . 














13 

6 

11 
5 

in 
85 
If. 
9 
8 
11 

4 
3 

•_> 
10 








■1 






1 


Whistler 

Radford 




2 
'17 






14 






Is 

30 

33 
10 
6 
9 

13 
11 

16 
12 
7 

18 
12 


28 

50 


1 






■>:i 




40 .218 
13 .209 

I 1 208 
18 .204 

g .-Jim 

32 .194 
■2- .194 

24 .193 

25 .192 

II 191 
22 .191 
17 .188 


1" 






r, 


McNabb 




17 
18 

16 


62 

.1 


;i 


Parrott 




11 




St. I.mim 


1 





New Vork, Cincinnati 

elphla .. 


■> 





-1" III 

22 r.; 

32 US 

,, 210 

-111 1 ,7 

II 1 ;.: 
17 61 


11 


Clink 




111 16 

SO 
:;l !> 

21 11 

22 9 

Is 8 
46 10 

24 lj 

iii •; 

24 17 
14 1 

28 4 


■>, 


Miller 


Pittsburgh 


4 




1 


Jennings 


l.miiss tile, Baltimore 


1 




1 


Dwyer 




1 


Il.iwkc 




1 


Qaatrlght 


13 15 .1-:. 
■J- 38 .181 

9 17 ,180 
171 

2 '.1 .163 


u 




4 







1 


Brtetensleln . . . 


SI l.l. Ills 


2 


Mauck 







Weyhlng 




1:1 

r. 

1'.! 


21 .168 

in 149 
18 .145 


f> 




Baldwin 





6 






21 


72 




10 


.139 


11 


:; 


11 



It will be seen that the first nine men who lead in base 
hit averages, and who have i laved in [OO games and over, 
. Thompson, Davis, Burkett, Bwing, Delehanty, 
E, Smith', McCarthy and Tebeau. Those who lead in less 
than 100 games, are Sten/.el, Hamilton and Browning, 
making the first eleven in batting. 



68 



:.\1, AVERAGES. 



FIEUDING AVERAGES, 1893. 
FIRST BASEMEN. 



11 


Name. 




CO 

s 

i 

* 

a 



5 


■■/. 

i 

< 


- 

■- 
c 

h 
W 

16 

S 
22 

14 
20 
21 


"J 
E-i 

1220 
610 

147s 
785 

1060 

114R 


3 

Hi 
CD 

— 


1 






117 
B6 
181 

7.', 
100 

111 

27 
54 

42 
22 

82 
121 

73 
89 
136 

21 

88 

si 


1148 

566 
1360 
729 
998 

loss 

255 
577 
422 
186 
671 

1268 
77:: 
882 

1419 
217 

1190 
277 
774 


36 

96 
42 

4 -J 

88 

in 

15 

17 
21 

87 

15 
14 

SI 

12 
80 

in 
27 


987 


o 






988 


■1 




Pittsburgh 




1 






0R2 










' 






981 




Decker 


Chicago 


5 270 981 






12 

s 

11 

27 
17 
22 
10 

6 






Motz 








- 








7 


Virtue 


1320 .979 
BSS .979 


s 


lay lor 


948 976 














St. Louis 


238 .974 


|() 




40 1310 .969 




I'J'Honrke 




11 :,ii; .984 






30 


N31 


,984 



SKi ONl) BASEMEN. 



1 


Uicrlwucr 

McPhee 




12i 
127 
120 

121 

188 
130 

44 

116 
90 
122 
184 
82 

39 

20 


. 


819 


889 


•> 




i 12 874 
36 BtO 

307 nil 15 818 










947 




H r 




944 


4 






944 










i; 






lis 111 15 • 






chiidii 

Ward 




290 388 17 
342 425 60 

68 44 




n 






9 




827 .927 


10 




874 

57'.' 




11 


Dal; 




918 


12 

15 






131 131 

151 177 11 55m 


911 







SS'I 








inc. 






llllKli BASl 



UcOnrr .. 
Piukney.. 
siioik ... 
Parrott... 

Nash 

1 Lyons.. 

Lathan .. 



Philadelphia. 

and 

Hie 

Brooklyn 



Pittsburgh . . . 

>l I.OII 

Cincinn 
Philadelphia.. 



101 
128 

131 
123 
125 1S9 
104 182 



99 189 

155 

18 
143 
188 

114 



117 ,948 

252 .944 

459 ,928 

125 .927 
431 .914 

434 .900 



OFFICIAL AVERAI 
THIRD BASEMEN. — ( OfltinVed. 



6 9 



M 

a 

s 


N «)IE. 




■ 

5 
- 



5 


a 

a 

< 

307 
126 

313 

m 


c 

c 

68 

23 
64 
15 
31 
20 
31 
10 


566 
246 
668 
129 
264 
162 
201 
Rfl 


2 


III 






58 93 
125 178 


swi 


1 1 




Baltimore 


886 


1" 


Sllirnllc 


HK4 




1 Lull' 1.1 




46 


8K3 


1 1 




and 


.... 
86 
44 
10 

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B9 i:;t 


->7K 


15 




67 
85 
23 
82 


re 

86 

27 
7'', 


x7i; 


in 


Dulv 


84 n 


17 




saa 


is 




24 132 


.818 



SHORT STOPS. 



] 


Smith 




ISO 


■>lf, 


Bin 


62 807 .936 


■' 




Pittsburgh, si. 1 s 


1 1 1 246 12'.i 
180 264 468 




'! 


Alton 


61 193 .923 


1 




63 814 922 


g 






41 
44 

21 

125 


B2 148 

99 111 

;,5 66 
248 437 


22 252 .912 








24 264 909 


6 






12 133 .909 


7 






71 7..:; .906 


s 






116 21s 1:17 
88 84120 

117 221 346 

124 277, 469 


70 72:7 .90S 


'1 




Louisville, Baltimore 




III 




66 633 .896 


II 


Dablen 


Chicago 




1" 








18 




Pittsburgh, St. Louis 


ill 115 
78 189 


179 

2.. 7 

MV.I 




1 1 




60 156 .868 


16 




127 


II 





OUT-EIEI.MKkS. 



1 






21 
28 

131 

132 
124 
49 
121 

11 1 
121 

h2 
18 

III 
111 
'.11 


60 
51 
220 

.'il 
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312 

22'.) 

26 
66 


t 

4 
21 

13 

26 


2 
2 

10 

11 
in 






f 




si. Louis, Baltimore 






l Grimn 










4 




79 


966 


6 






962 


fi 





S 

12 

82 

40 
8 
5 

15 
8 

16 

2>i 
2 
7 
8 


1 




7 


Holltdaj . 


19 363 

21 INI 


948 


8 




Philadelphia 


(147 




rown . . 




0-1 n 






Philadelphia 


'.1411 


10 


1 Qilkg 




BR9 








11 

12 


Abbej 

McAleer, 




1 


13 


Dowd. 

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(O'Rourke 

1 Turner 




131 224 




14 






27 
94 
108 




16 




46 


8 121 934 


16 




s7 178 






6 c, 






70 



' '1 I ICIAL AVERAGES. 



out-kielders. — Continued. 



21 



29 



21 



Donovan 

Flank 

Iiurna 

Burke 

( Tiertian.. . 

; Smith 

1 Thompson. 

I Griffln 

Snugarl .... 
23 Bwlng 

IStenssel 
Weaver 
Carroll . . . . 

Dongan 

Treadwaj 

i Ryan 

i llailfurd. .. 
McCarthy 



Shock. 
I Long .... 
(Ganzcl... . 

I H..V 

i Stovey 

Foutz 

Stafford 

Browning . . 

Decker 

Twltchell 
Van Haltren. 
il 

i Vaughn. .. 

i SI ration. .. 

Ward 

Hiirki-n . 

Bannon 

Sharrotts 



Nauk. 



Cmx 

Clements. , 

Ganzel 

s Kittredge 

am 



Pittsburgh 

Bt. Louis 

Brooklyn 

New York 

New York 

Pittsburgh 

Philadelphia 

St. Louis 

St. Louis 

Cleveland 

Pittsburgh 

Cleveland 

.OlliSVill'V 

Cincinnati 

Iloston 

Chicago 

Baltimore 

Chicago 

Washington 

Boston 

Brooklyn 

Baltimore 

Boston 

Washington 

Baltimore, Brooklyn. . 

Brooklyn . 

New York 

Louisville 



Louisville 

Pittsburgh 



Cincinnati 

Louisville 

Baltimore, Cincinnati. 

ml 



pnla 



3 . 

Kg 

3 I 

a. < w 

173 14 14 
84 SI 7 
188 19 14 
280 14 24 
183 U 16 
274 14 '.'4 
163 17 15 
4t; 2 i 

191 I" 1 ■ 
77 8 7 
72 B 7 

111 is II 

66 t; s 

22f> 16 21 

178 18(18 

192 29 22 

196 :;() 28 

224 53,29 

74 1 4 9 

in e it 

41 1 2 5 

129 4 16 

181 13 20 
126 10 17 
114 I 16 

92 S 14 

222 21) 86 



20] 
99 
188 

210 
312 
196 

62 

ti 

87 

-.7 

17:-. 

'.in 

21,2 
211 
248 
197 
21!) 
306 

s7 
133 

46 

31.- 

149 

1M 

168 
138 

71; 
in 

27s 
389 
07 
87 
103 
300 



.930 
.929 
.925 
.924 
.928 
.928 
.923 
.923 
.'.122 
.920 
.919 

.919 
.919 
.91!) 
.91a 
,90g 

.907 

.907 
.906 



.895 
.892 
.892 

.MM 

.>>N8 

.887 
.881 
.877 
.S71 
.866 

.860 
.828 



4s ,781 



CATCHERS' AVERAGES. 



CI,. B. 



Philadelphia 40 148 

Boston 68 197 

Philadelphia 

37 117 

Chicago 

Louisville 



5410 
12 12 

8121 
41' '.' 
79 2 1 
113 17 



262 .'.'12 
371 .906 



FFICIAL AVERAGES. 



71 



catchers' averages. — Continued. 



N 1MB. 



Ci.l B. 



larl Pittsburgh 28 100 

Vaugh 11 , Cincinnuli 76 262 

Brooklyn 50 21 

I vit/,; St.. Louis '2 295 



Robinson. 

Milligan. . 
MerrTtt .. . 

I Doyle . . . 

I Snyder . 

1 Weaver . 

{Ounson . 
Murphy.,.. 
Wilson'. ... 
Furred. .. . 
Schrlver. . 

Miller 

Zlmmer. 

Clarke 

Kelly ... 



Baltimore M 348 

Pittsburgh 88 129 

Baltimore, New York 11 kit 

Boston 83 129 

New Ynrk 10 191 

Pittsburgh 

Louisville 

St. Louis, Cleveland 

Clnciuniiii 

New York 

Washington 

Pittsburgh 4« Mi 

lyn 78 268 

Cleveland f2 179 

Cleveland 65 175 

Washington 47 186 

Balti re 

New York 16 64 



< & 

8012 
42 26 

80 HI 

73 -V 

B4 17 

28 1" 
64 14 

■J II 8 

4:; 15 

80 21 

48 IT 

61 15 
68 18 
46 29 
40 21 
23 13 



■- 
133 

6 291 

28 427 
XI .17.. 
10200 
17 295 
13178 

<H1 '.1 

IS 2 '2 
14 231 

11 1411 
21 631 
21 31 1 
13 219 

26 418 
24 278 

27 -J84 

12 252 



.902 
.900 
.890 
.889 
886 
.886 
.884 

.882 
.882 
.879 
.879 
,877 
.871 
,870 

381 
.860 
.848 

.837 
.828 
.706 



[N AI.I'M V81 I ' 11 ORDER. 



Same. 






Breltensteiu St. Louis 

Baldwin New York 

Ouppj Cleveland 

Clarkson Cleveland 

Carsey Philadelphia 

Chamberlain. . . . Cincinnati 

Clarkson St Louis 

Dwyer Cincinnati 

Esper Washington 

Ehret I'liiHliurgh 

German Sew York 

on st. Louis 

'■million Pittsburgh.. 

Gastrlghi Pittsburgh, i 

Hurley st. Louts 

Hutchison Chicago 



1- k 



Z ^ - c. 



3 <r 

•7 £. 






,89 2.00 .264 

,87 2.41 

.117 3.89 .301 

11 3.08 ,300 

.812, ■ 

it .322 
S3 2.80 .288 

.16 1.7 
88 8 2 

.52 i '«> .812 



184 
124 

66 
100 

Til 

104 
86 

'.in 
14C 
Ill 

84 
165 

,.., 

141 



■Zp* 



- - 



'.1 884 
LI . 11 

1 023 
15 ,808 
12 M4 
in .768 
11 .678 

4 ',.44 

9 861 

11 807 
4 .838 

12 .838 
■i .947 

10 .7v 7 
9 .714 
10 .Mi9 






72 



0FFICIA1 A\ ERAGF S, 



PITCHERS' RECORD, — Continued. 



Haddock ... Bmnkhu . 



Hemming. 

Hawke... 
Killen . . . 
Kenned;. 
Keefe. 



.... 18 | 

Lonisvllle 83 

Baltimore 27 

Pittsburgh 41 

!i 48 

adelphla . 

King x. v . Cincinnati. , . 17 

Uenefee Lonisvllle is 

Maul Washington 33 

Mi ui in Washington 28 

Mnllane Cincln'i, Baltimore. H 

Mauck Chicago n 

McGill Chicago 33 

McMahon Baltimore ■•■< 

McXabb Baltimore ir 

Nichols Huston :r, 

Parrott Chic- Cincino 

Bnsie New York 33 

Lonlsvllle 16 

Btratton Louisville 36 

Stivetis Boston :>o 

State] Boston 31 

Siein Brookrj n 83 

Sullivan Cincinnati 29 

Terry Pittsburgh; 19 

Taylor Philadelphia it 

Wejhiiig Philadelphia 40 

Young Cleveland 46 



in 7 
487 6 
-111 6 
77'.' 4 
i m 3 

470 7 

583 

303 

466 
112 
611 
£06 

717 4 
300 6 
622 -I 
812 B 
342 7 
683 6 
645 7 
576 



ii. 



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3.44 




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i. 






'2.57 


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70 


10 


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SI, 


2 18 


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124 


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36 


■2.:;:; 


■257 


1.7 7 


ol 





K7S 


16 


2 . 37 


.•2111 


63 


47 


4 


.S12 


III/ 


8.69 


.801 


(14 


56 


8 


,770 


40 


2.40 


.'2111 


41 


30 


4 


.889 


HI 


3.88 


,80l 


188 


66 


7 


826 


63 


3.18 


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SI 


18 


. 762 


69 


2.88 .294 ins 


S3 


1 1 


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27 


2.56 .294 61 


24 


10 


,«4S 


28 


J. 11 .271 167 


80 


8 


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si; 


2. 4s .261 1 


64 


12 


.711 


Tii 


2.94 . 


17 


2 


KM 


76 


2.16 .266 11" 


02 


5 


,917 


67 


71 


89 


6 


847 


• I 


1.S7 .268 Inn 208 


<;, 




66 


68 111 


2 


.828 




1.00 .849 99 


40 


8 


910 


46 


177 113 


67 


4 


894 


22 3.42 .813 


69 


68 11 .747 


73 


•2.111 .'2511 


SS 


83 


fi 


,860 


77 


:; mi .288 


79 


36 


5 


75s 


SO 


2.66 .273 


88 


411 


9 


SOU 


:;;, 


3.001.270 


67 


30 2 


882 


85 


3.00 .297 


139 loo 11 


896 


28 


2.48 


.276 


100 


loo 


III 


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Battiws and FiKi.niNfi RKOORB OF rt.rns MEMBERS OP inn National 
League and American Asso. of Professional Basz Ball Clubs.- i 





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94 


6884 


926 


4 


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7.51 


.313 2191 


331 






6678 .915 


6 


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6970 .913 


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211,", 






6419 




130 




6.01 


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286 


300 8411 


66 




.915 




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130 




6.21 




800 




94 


6448 


914 




Chicago .. 


129 


56 1361 




.296 17 


113 72 


5292 


,908 




'OH... 


135 






II i 


5716 


.916 




LOUlffl 




6.19 .271 1631 336 




5416 


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In 


4566 




.27.", 




240 


1CR 


11414 


1740 


4-.] 


• 80 




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Tie games are Included in number of (fames played. 

Tie games- Boston, 2: Pittsburgh. C; Cleveland, 1: Philadelphia, t. New York, <; 
dnelnaatl, i; Brooklyn, 2, Chicago, l ; St. I.ouls, 3; Louisville, lj Washington, 1. 



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SPALDING'S COMPLETE UNIFORMS. 



Our line of flannels for Base Ball Uniforms consists of five •itialities and 
over forty different patterna Each grade is kepi op to the highest point 
of excellence, and patterns changed every season ; base ball players may 
be assured thai whatever grade of uniform Isselected, 11 will in- the very 
besl that can t>c furnished for the money, On orders for complete sets 
of uniforms, we make no charge for lettering; on orders for single -tutu 
orgs five eentt per letter. Special measurement blanks, samples 
of flannel and belt webbing for all the following uniforms furnished on. 
application. 






I'lAls 


Pants. 


No. <• Uniform, complete, 


• 


S14.0O 


No. 1 Uniform, 




1 1.00 


No. ■; Uniform, 


- 


8.0O 


No. :t Uniform, 


- 


5.75 


Nt». 4 Uniform, " 




3.75 


No S B plete. 


- 


8.75 


Padded Pants extra its follows: 






On No. <i Uniform, 


•1.00 Per Pair 


on Not i. ;. :! and i i Diforras, 


. « ~> 


" 



Samples of Flannels and Measurement Blanks 
Mailed on Application. 



Send for Our Complete Catalogue, No. 102,. 
* Mailed Free. 



A. G. SPALDING & BROS., 

CHICAGO, PHILADELPHIA, NEW YORK. 





SPALDING55' CATCHERS' MITTS 

No. 8/0. Spalding's ' Kennedy Patent' Mitt, BACH, 
steel Frame and lace back and thumb; llnest 
buckskin, with throwing i • ftio.oo 

No. T <>. Spalding's Special League Mltt.extra 
line buckskin, heavily padded.laced allaroimd; 
the linesi i ith throw- 

ing glove, - . - - - 7 ."■o 

No. 6/0. Spalding's Professional Mitt, Morrill 
style, all of finest drab buckskin, heai llj pad- 
ded; a soft, easy fitting mitt, no throwing 
glove, ...... e.OO 

No. •"> 0. Spalding's League Mitt, flneBt select- 
ed hoggkin, laced back ami well padded; a 
strong, durable mitt, with throwing glove, - S.OO 

No. OX. Spalding's "Decker Patent" Mitt, 
hand of soft bnckskin, back o I d hog- 

sklu, laced and sole leather reinforce on back 
additional protection, well mad.- and pad- 
ded; Willi throwing glove, - - - 8.80 

No. 0. Spalding's ind or vel- 

vel tanned bnck, back p d hogskln, 

laced back and well padded, with throwing 

glove, - - - -3.00 



No. A. Spalding's Ama xtra qual- 

ity leather, heavily padded, with 

throwing glove, - a.oo 



No. :;. Spalding's Praclli ad of grain 

leaiiier. hack of sheepskin, laced all aroi 
and well padded, no throwing glove, - - l.oo 



N.. :; 



SPALDING'S BOYS' CATCHERS' MITTS. 



- »2.mi 



• N'o. oxn. Spalding'f Each. 

. hand-piei e of velvet tanned bnck, b 
of fine hogskln, -"i'* leather reinforced patent 
hack for extra protection to Angers, icced and 
heavily padded. Pa 
. - 
No. '.;. Bpaldlng's Boys' Mitt, yellow tan 
bnckskin, laced bad e . padded, 

owing glove with each mitt, - 1.54 

nuedslieep- 
Ko. 2. skin. and well padded, no throw- 

ing glove, - - - - - ,5t 

No. .->. Spalding's Boys' Mitt, leather from, i anvag 'ark, asti 
and dura i no throwing glove, - - .Si 

Our Complete Illustrated Catalogue, No. 102, Mailed Free. 

A. G. Spalding & Bros., CHICA,i " E ™o£° EU>H,A 






- 



SPALDING'S TRADE MARK BATS. 



No. 7/0. Kach. 

No. 7/0. Spalding's Special Wagon Tongue Bat, hand scraped, 

patent rough handle, ...... 81.25 

No. 8/0. Spalding's Sew Special Model Axe Handle Bat, fines! 

ash, patent rough handle, ...... 1.50 



No. :i o. Kacii. 

So. 3 <>. Sp lecialBlack End League Player's Wagon 

Tongue Ash Bat, pitfeni rough handle, .... 81.00 

No. ox. 8p Special Black End Axletree Bat, flne 

straight grained Ash, .-.-... .50 
No. ax. Spalding's Black |End Antique Finish Bat, extra <j nni- 

itvAsh, 25 



X'o. 4. Spalding's Black End willow Bat, higiih polished and K *cn- 

verv light, ......... 80.50 

No, :i. Spalding's Black End Bass Wood Bat, highlj polished, - .25 

SPALDING'S TRADE MARK BOYS' BATS. 



"o. xxx. Spald I End Boys' League Bat, Each. 

Onest quality 80.60 

"0. OXB, - Special Blaclt End Av Tint, 

length 80 and 83 inches, .-.--■■ .25 

■ - \rm i) . B 

N " 3B. m. id End Boys' Bawwood Bat, highly 

M polished, - - 80.10 

N "- n<i. Spalding's Black End Youths' Maple Bat, stained and 

..Polished. 1 .10 

"0.58. Spalding's lilac! 1 ml Youths' Maple Bat, polished, gilt 

stripes, 10 

• N o. 154. gpal.ling tl Boys' .Maple: Hal. blac 

M to 28 Inches, ■ - - .<>■". 

Our complete Catalogue ol Spring and Summer Sports, No. 102, 
mulled f rrr . | 

CHICAUO, PHILADELPHIA, 
NF.W YORK. 



A. G. Spalding & Bros., 



SPALDING'S CLUB BAT BAGS. 



No. :. 
Ifo. 0. League Club Bag, sole leal USbats, 

No. l. Canvas Club Bag, lflather ends, foi 
No. 2. Canvas Club Bag, leather ends, for I I 



INDIVIDUAL BAGS. 



Each. 
•15.00 

- 5.00 

■1.00 



No. oi. Bole Leather Bag, for two bats, 

Ho. OS, Heavy Canvas Bag, leather relnfo ends, 

No. 03. Canvas Bs reinforce at one end, - 



ATHLETES' 
irrylng Base Ball and 



UNIFORM BAG. 



Each. 

§4.00 
1.50 

1.00 



r uniforms, ma , and 

Each. 
No. l. danvas Uniform Bag. ..... - »2.oo 

No. 2. Leather - 3.50 




SPALDING'S INDICATORS. 



So <>. Umpire h 
So. l. Scoring I 

X», ii. 

SCORE BOOKS 

PoCKtT SlZCS. 

No. l. Papc - 

No. 2. Board " 2? • 

No. :!. " " 46 " 

Club Si2C«. 

No i. Board i i tames, 

No .->. eioo " M " 
No. r». " 110 " 

No. 7. " " 120 " 

Score Cards, per doz., 85e. 



Bach. 

•0.50 
.25 



Each. 

•0.10 



l.oo 
r.7.-» 
2.50 
S.00 



Our Complete Catalogue, No. 102, handsomely illustrated, and the 
most complete on General Athletic Goods ever Issued, mailed 
free to any address. 

A. G. Spalding & Bros., Ch,cao n «*™ i o"" lw "*' 



SPALDING'S UNIFORM GOODS. 

BASE BALL BELTS. 




No. 2. 




WORSTED WEB BELTS. 

Inches wide. each 

No. oo. Special League Belt, - - so.r.o 
So. 2. Worsted Web, doable leather 

... .50 

No. 47. Worsted Web, single leather 

ui'kle, - - - ..">(> 

COTTON WEB BELTS. 

1%. Inches wide. 
Ho. ';::. Double strap, nickel buckle, .-"• 
No. 4. single strap, leather mounted, 
plain buckles, - - • . .15 



No. 4. 



BASE BALL STOCKINGS. 




I'EK I" A [It 

No, oo. Heavy , ribbed, linen sole, S1.25 

i id 
1.50 
8.00 
1.00 



No. 0. Medium, ribbed, Hi 
No. .". <«. Extra heavy, plain, 
No. :: o. Extra bea 1 
No. i . All wool, neavi , 
No •: aii « "■>]. medium, • 
No. .'!. Wool, ordinary w 
No. 4. i i logs, - 



SPALDING'S BASE BALL SHOES. 



..->o 
. io 



I'wit. 



«fer__ Nci. ■_■ o. K&ngai .hand sewed, with 

M: » pun -, *7.r.<> 

" 1 No l «. Preach calf, hand Bewed, 

■ft with plates, .... 6.00 

j£ No. IX. Pine calf, hand sewed, with 

^^^^ No. 8.00 

Our Complete Illustrated Catalogue, No, 101, 61 Spring and Su 
Sports, Athletic and Gymnasium Goods Is the mi 
and replete with Interesting matter. Mailed tree bj addres 

A. G. Spalding & Bros., 



Chicago, Philadelphia, ok New York. 



SPALDING'S UNIFORM GOODS. 

BASE BALL SHIRTS. 



X 



^3K 



M 


in 


?* 


i 

1 L« 

9 


• 


c 


*fc 



No. quality 


Shirts, regular 


Styles, 


- Wli.OO 


No. quality 


lama 


- 


- 7.00 


Nu. l quality > 


- 8.00 


-No. 2 " 


- 3.60 


No. 3 


" • - 2.50 


No. 4 


- 1.75 


(Co. 6 


lor 1 joys, 1.28 



Lace KruiiL 



Button 1'rout. 



Slilrts In sizes up to and Including 
U-inch i-ollar. 




Padded Panto. 



BASE BALL PANTS. 

Plain. Pabdbk. 

No. it nts, - ■*.->. o<> M.OO 

No, I " - ■ - :t.7r> 4.60 

Nu. : ' " • :.7.j 3.50 

No. :!•".- 3.00 2.75 

No. 1 " " - 1.85 2.00 
No. .» " H l mi- !, 1.00 

- up in and Including :'.<> Inch v. 



BASE BALL CAPS. 
Chicago, College, Eton Skull, Jockey and Boston SI 



No. o quality, beat flannel, 

No. i quality, tighter flannel, 

No. ■; quality, good flannel, - 

No. :i quality, ordinary n 
No. i ■ ; flannel, 

Cheap Caps. 




Chicago Stylo. 

K . 121. Fell Cap, 

i .'•;. lilt Cap, unit I 



Each. 

• 1.00 

.7."* 
,65 

.40 



.25 
.15 



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mill Appliances, Is the si complete ever Issued on 

Hailed free. 



A. G. Spalding & Bros., 

CHICAGO, PHILADELPHIA, NEW YORK.